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#1 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Hi Guys, what do you think about the Michelin X TWEEL TURF - an alternative to tyres, a new interesting way or just a flash in the pan

 


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 12:09 PM

Folks put those on their ATVs around here and seem to really like them,the Military also uses a version of this set up.


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 12:12 PM

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 12:12 PM

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 01:10 PM

It might be functional but pretty ugly.
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Posted October 23, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Are they expensive - and how long can they live?


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 01:12 PM

It might be functional but pretty ugly.

ye, they're pretty ugly  :thumbs:


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 01:15 PM

I'm trying to figure out what's a "tyre"   :poke:  :poke:  :rolling:  :rolling:

 

 

That invention has been out for some years, not sure if it will ever catch on in anything more than off road applications.


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 01:19 PM

Not sure what the price is..probably not cheap though..I read where they last 2-3 times as long as a regular tire because harder material is used.


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 02:20 PM

some of the ones they make now have sidewalls to make them look more like a regular tire,I also read about an insert that was for a standard tire..fits in like a tube would but is honey combed.

 

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Posted October 23, 2014 - 02:27 PM

Too ulgy for me , but at least the supplies are limited



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Posted October 23, 2014 - 02:35 PM

yeah they been around the military stuff i think they would be horrible in mud


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 02:45 PM

2xpost..sorry


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:09 PM

I have seen the tracks before but couldn't figure out if the transmission had to be in reverse or drive to go forward.  Looks like reverse to go forward.  When the truck did the high speed run there appeared to be no up shifting.  Be nice to have a set of them up here in a month or so.


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Posted October 23, 2014 - 06:30 PM

Thought I had double posted...LOL






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