Where to get tires foam filled?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bwilder10h, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. bwilder10h

    bwilder10h LawnSite Member
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    The blasted front tires on my Toro w/b have been a constant struggle to keep aired up and I would like to have them filled with foam.

    WHat type of business have you found that offers this service or can I do it myself.

    I tried fix-a-flat and that worked for a while but not a permanent solution.
     
  2. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Good tire shops, ones that do large truck tires... They have the compound, I believe it is 2 part. Very expensive but so isn't downtime.
     
  3. jblawns123

    jblawns123 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 340

    Wanted to add, J-Thomas sells complete wheel assemblys all foam filled with bearings and all. For front caster wheels they are like $50 a piece I believe, well worth it.
     
  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    try slime tire sealent
     
  5. HazellLawnCare

    HazellLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 832

    I get my front tires filled at the local tire shop when we buy new mowers. They use a foam and we never mess with them again. It runs about $20 per tire.
     
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Fix A Flat and Slime wont do any good if you are knocking the tire off the bead. Foam fill works great to stop the problem. If you fill a one piece rim with foam it will be a throw away when the tire is worn out.
    The tire shops that specialize in offroad equipment is where you will find this service.
     
  7. davidcalhoun

    davidcalhoun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,022

    Check your directory to see if you have a store called "solideal" in your area. Besides tires for skid loaders and such, they also can handle foam filled tires.
     
  8. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    this is what I use and it works great for small and slow leaks
     
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    I have tried them all in the past 20 years and Multi-Seal is by far the best product.


    Oldtimer
     
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    when I was at the DIE expo I saw that there was a semi neumatic tire which was for sale...Scag offers them....

    the tire does not need any air as the sidewall and tread area are stiffer and thicker..nice thing about the thicker tread is that it may last a bit longer than a standard foam filled tire...

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