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Airless Lawn and Garden Tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vince, Aug 15, 2000.

  1. vince

    vince LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    I'm not sure that my last post made it through or not so I'm going to do another. I usually post at the snowplow site. I now have another product that I'd like to share with you lawn guys that I know would be of great help to you.

    I am involved with a company that makes airless lawn and garden tires of all shapes and sizes. From aggressive tread through terra tires to smoothies.

    Imagine not having to put air in a tire ever again and not to worry about nails, glass, jagged stones and the like.

    think about not having to air up all the time and not having a low tire and worse, a blow out while mowing that causes a severe scalping to the grass.

    These tires are available as well as tires for wheelbarrows and other carts that don't go flat and are ready to use year after year with no maintanence.

    by responding to this post, I will be able to determine the level of interest that you guys, the real users have in upgrading this part of your business.

    Imagine upgrading all the hard plastic casters with pnumatic type operating casters. if there is an interest let me know through this post.

    Think Airless in the summer and Snow in the winter

  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    How big we talking here Vince..........Skid Steers or nothing that heavy?? Is it a whole new tire, or a foam or sealer or something like that? Can you give us more info??

  3. vince

    vince LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84


    to answer you question, skid steer tires are quite unique in themselves as to how they are used by the machine.

    if what your looking for is a skid steer tire that will wear evenly and be flat proof without being a solid and still operate like a pneumatic can only be accomplished by using a polyurethane rubber tire fill. Talk to Dino at plowking 35. He is looking into this manner of rendering tires flatproof.

    The tires that I am talking about here are like 480/4.00-8(2.50)NHS. As market demands increase, new tires will be introduced. I want to stay within Chucks parameters and not advertize, but I believe that he will allow me to metion what and how these tires work.

    they are molded Polyurethane foam that resists flats and are designed to operate like pnuematics without the hassels.


  4. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Vince, I've seen some sort of flat proof tires, but they needed to be mounted on two piece rims to be able to get them on and off. Personally I'd have use for a pair of 16x6.50-8s right now, turf tread.

    WALKERMOW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    i have to air up almost every morning, iwould love to know more about them, or where can i get them email me please!!
  6. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Buon Giorno,

    I understand you can't advertise here, but can you drop us an e-mail or point us in the right direction for info? Please E-mail me at guido1@surf1.de

    By the way, unless you meant it was time to eat, this is how you spell "chow" !! :)

  7. vince

    vince LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Guido, buon giorno

    sorry for the mistake, i did the new hampshire version that goes along with supper at that time.

    For your information, you can email me here at:
    vincentp@mail.tds.net and I can get the data or you can email direct to dkgbc007@amerityre.com for more information.

    I don't see any problem with the 16" x 6.50 x8 size tire inquired about.

    the flatproofing I am talking about doesn't requirem 2 piece rims. The tire is filled with a urethane rubber that behaves like air. Its done on the rim. It is also injected at the PSI you would normally inflate those tires to. I hope that this clears up that question.

    forget "airing" up each morning.

  8. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Soon to market...LandShark Tire System. I can hear the "Jaws" music now!
  9. vince

    vince LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84


    No these are not Landshark Tires. These airless tires have been around since 1985. The largest use is for bikes and wheelchairs. They work.. they are not filled, they are molded to the sizes required.

    i don't antisipate any music themes or not to go along with them. I do know that they will eliminate all the problems addressed in the other discussion you replied to.

    check out the email address with dave who is a member.

  10. bondlawn

    bondlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    Vince, I just bought a new set of tires for my Dixie Chopper and had them filled with poly. The draw-backs are they ride rough and that they add another 210 pounds to the weight of my Dixie. I hate to think how that will effect me when the rains finally come (if they ever do). The great part about the polly is that you never have a flat. I would be interested in other options. Please send me some info.

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