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Old 05-07-2007, 10:57 PM
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Default Foam filled tires

Anyone have any experience with foam filling tires on utility vehicles? Is it a good or bad thing? Too many thorns in south Texas.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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The foam fill used around here is the product used to fill forklift tires. No more
flats, but the problem is the weight. Foam filling can add as much as 75 -100 lbs. per tire. This can be a big problem for offroad vehicles and is a hydro
destroyer on z turn mowers. The hard tires are also hard on frames and drivers.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:01 PM
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Yeah I wouldn't do it. We have a company here that offers a product that is much lighter but even that stuff can cause problems.
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:25 PM
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Don't do it! Too much weight.
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:28 PM
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Slime might work as long as the punctures are in the tread and it wouldn't weigh as much as the foam filled.
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:16 AM
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Folks do it on tractors, and some do it on zero turns (fronts more than rears). I'd recommend a good tire slime. We use PowerSport's Puncture Seal slime with great success.

http://www.powersportstireseal.com
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:40 PM
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The best tire sealant is Multi-Seal.

I've used just about all of them and Multi-Seal has performed the best for us.

Jim
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