Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Foam Filling Tires


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 lesmeister OFFLINE  

lesmeister
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 30635
  • 185 Thanks
  • 164 posts
  • Location: Clinton Mo

Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:09 PM

Has anyone ever used spray foam to fill tires? Would or does this work? Any ideas?? The tires are going on a two wheeled wagon that I want to handle heavy loads and be puncture proof.

#2 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

New.Canadian.DB.Owner
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10178
  • 2,224 Thanks
  • 1,451 posts
  • Location: Trenton, Ontario, Canada

Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:11 PM

You will hate yourself if you ever need to take the tire apart.  If you do it, go split rim.


  • Cat385B and superaben have said thanks

#3 Auburn David OFFLINE  

Auburn David
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 61865
  • 2,754 Thanks
  • 1,962 posts
  • Location: Alabama

Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:14 PM

Yea works great..till...you..need to change the tire....but thats a long time if it dont go flat for me.



#4 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:14 PM

I know that there is a commercial tire foam they use to fill tires used in rough conditions where punctures would be common place. For a tractor it would be a pretty hard ride.I don't think there is much give to it. The tire works as a bit of suspension to soften the ride a bit, particularly if you have them inflated to a pressure where you still get some sidewall flex.  For a wagon it may be fine. I don't think you could use a conventional insulating foam though. 


  • Coventry Plumber said thank you

#5 Auburn David OFFLINE  

Auburn David
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 61865
  • 2,754 Thanks
  • 1,962 posts
  • Location: Alabama

Posted October 26, 2014 - 07:18 PM

I know that there is a commercial tire foam they use to fill tires used in rough conditions where punctures would be common place. For a tractor it would be a pretty hard ride.I don't think there is much give to it. The tire works as a bit of suspension to soften the ride a bit, particularly if you have them inflated to a pressure where you still get some sidewall flex.  For a wagon it may be fine. I don't think you could use a conventional insulating foam though. 

Yea I use the stuff Lowes sells..works great...ride isnt bad.I add water after it fluffs up



#6 bryan 110 OFFLINE  

bryan 110
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 52864
  • 196 Thanks
  • 250 posts
  • Location: Wisconsin

Posted October 26, 2014 - 08:42 PM

Yea I use the stuff Lowes sells..works great...ride isnt bad.I add water after it fluffs up


What type or brand I've seen it done and eventually the foam turns to dust. Just woundering

#7 BTS ONLINE  

BTS

    Make Stuff Up

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 11851
  • 2,735 Thanks
  • 1,729 posts
  • Location: BURNS KS

Posted October 26, 2014 - 10:55 PM

A friend tried to use your standard spray foam and it didn't work, it never dried/set up. You might want to find a 2 part spray foam so it will set up right.

Good luck



#8 Jazz ONLINE  

Jazz
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62028
  • 1,440 Thanks
  • 950 posts
  • Location: Thunder Bay Ontario

Posted October 27, 2014 - 03:29 AM

 

Try a marine service,,,closed cell foam, it is a two part foam. It is what we use for floatation in boats. I am sure it will make your tractor float/

 

Edited by Jazz, October 27, 2014 - 03:30 AM.


#9 superspeedex OFFLINE  

superspeedex

    gttalk enthusiast

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 40756
  • 851 Thanks
  • 959 posts
  • Location: kittanning pa

Posted October 27, 2014 - 05:27 AM

Theres is foam for the application i know of many backhoes around with foam filler front tires



#10 twostacks OFFLINE  

twostacks

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6470
  • 447 Thanks
  • 426 posts
  • Location: Gettysburg/New Oxford, Pa

Posted October 27, 2014 - 08:11 AM

In the forklift business, we foam fill tires all the time. The foam that we use adds quite a bit of weight and takes a few days to set up.We also foam filled the front tires on an IH 234 that we used to mow on the tree farm. They were filled in 1984 when it was bought new and they still work ok.






Top