Foam Tires for ZTRs!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bamacutter, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. bamacutter

    bamacutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Anyone ever used them on their mowers? If so what kind and how do they ride compared to air??
  2. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Ive heard they make the ride a little rougher but ive also heard that you can get a "soft foam" or a special product that still utilizes air pressure but is still a good ride and puncture free.

  3. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Why use a foam? A lot of us use "Slime" in the tires. It's cheaper than foam and allows you to set your own air pressure.
  4. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Try this Multi-seal tire sealant put in my tires and have not had any problems since here i s the link
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I put them on the rear of my Grasshopper 725 this year. Last week I took them off. They are a lot heavier than the stock tires and the mower handles differently. I' currently having a bearing problem that might be from the foam tires.
  6. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    Don't get them for the back way heavy they slow the mower down and make it leave ruts easier. The front no problems.
  7. bamacutter

    bamacutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Thanks for all the helpful comments! I'm looking into the slime and the muilt-seal. Anything that will get my productivity up and eliminate my down time I will try! Thanks guys!
  8. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,512

    Does "slime" make it a rougher ride? I've never tried using that stuff before
  9. The Captain

    The Captain LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Slime is a semi-liquid. You remove the valve core from the stem of the tire and inject the Slime through the valve stem. Replace the core, inflate the tire to desired pressure, rotate the wheel (drive the mower around a few minutes) to spread the Slime inside the tire and your done. Doesn't effect the tire/ride at all. Works like a 'liquid tire plug'. I've had Slime in all of my mower tires for years and no flats. Great stuff.

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  10. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    Installed slime in several pieces of equpment, it a 2 wheel dolly, a large generator with wheels, wheelbarow, large garden cart ( OTR tires) , pressure washer, and a little 4 wheel wagon the wife uses around the yard. Slime has eliminated flats due to slow leaks. I have not yet had any problems with my ztr so have not added it yet.

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