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Old 04-20-2006, 11:33 PM
killerwill34 killerwill34 is offline
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getting tires foam filled

Has anyone ever thought of the idea of getting the tires on your mower foam filled. Does anyone have foam filled tires. I'm looking to find out if it makes a difference because i have a tire that has a slow leak, don't know from where and sometimes i forget to check the tire pressure, just hook up and go on my way and realize when i get to the job. any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:42 PM
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You may want to try some "slime". I got some at my local auto parts store....Works Good on slow leaks!!
Is it worth all that sweat????
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:50 PM
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Slime works good. I have heard that getting them foamed is excellent. Someone was telling me how they foamed their skid steer tires and the rubber had completely warn away and it was running just on the foam.
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:26 AM
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Foam filled tires are VERY heavy. Depending on how big your tires are, you can easily add a couple hundred pounds to your mower.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:29 AM
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It is quite expensive to have tires filled with foam. also, as mentioned above, it makes them heavy. It also makes them hard, and you will have a bone-jaring ride. I would not use the foam fill.
Try some non water-based tire sealer. Slime will rust your rims, but there is a sealer that is white in color that is not water-based. It is sold under several label names. The one I use is labeled for Grasshopper, and sold at Grasshopper dealers.
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:17 AM
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I like slime. Had a flat last year on my WB, in a very bad spot (bottom of a large hill, how I got to the top again is a blur). After that I used slime in all the tires. No leaks since. Did I mention I like slime? I would stay away from foam filling, makes the tires very hard and that can't be good, no cushioning, I envision wheel spins on WBs and sore asses on riders.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:12 AM
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A lot of misinformation here regarding foam filled tires. The new foams are lighter, softer and have a cushioning effect so close to air filled that you could never guess you were using foam filled. I'd never use a mower without foam filled tires.
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:26 AM
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Grassmechanic, I have used a skid steer with foam filled tires. It is old though. It is hell on turf and does beat me up. I was thinking about having my Riding mowers tires filled. I use it as a backup and for clean-ups on really bad yards. Does the new foam have to be installed by a dealer or can you get it and fill them yourself??
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:32 AM
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berry mans tire sill

This stuff works great i use it everything from dirt bikes to golf carts.
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:30 AM
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Yep, I use the WHITE BERRYMAN'S stuff too.

eXmark has the filled front tires from the factory and I can't tell them from regular tires. They feel like an air filled tire with 15 psi of air to me as far as ride quality.

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