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Foam filled tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsteveharris, Nov 29, 2000.

  1. jsteveharris

    jsteveharris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    what do you think about foam filling the caster wheels or the velke wheeels? I have a lot of flats due to mowing new construction sites.
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Best thing you can do. Go to a local tire place in town. Mine has a min. charge of 25 per tire but well worth it in the long run. Be sure the tires you use are relatively new.
  3. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Been discussed before.

    DO IT!

    My guy gets $18/min per tire. Tires last forever. Heavily grease your bearings and that tire/rim/bearing assembly will last for years.

    It will make your tires heavy!
  4. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    how does it work on velke tires? I bought one of the
    never flat tires they sell in parts catologes and it jarred our brains out my guys won't put it back on.
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    They are a BIT stiffer, but I think that totally depends how the foam fill them. They're not solid rubber.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I'd do it on a Velke or caster tire. I wouldn't do it on a ZTR drive tire. It would be too rough.
  7. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Right on, bob.

    We don't fill our Lazer & Z-Master drive tires. Plus I suppose a 24x12x12 tire would be $$$$$.
  8. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Has anybody ever tried some of the no-flat gel to flat proof their tires? It's kind of pricey and weighs about as much as water.
  9. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Having your caster tires and velke tires filled is the only way to go. I used to get so many flats around thorn trees, I agree with Lazer drive tires would be $$$$. And i hardly ever get flats on them just the castor fronts.
  10. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I am the opposite. I always get flats on my drive wheels and never on my caster wheels.

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