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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:38 PM

23X10.50X12 CARLISLE TURF TIRE ON WHEELS ( B.C. 5 on 4 1/2 ) - Kitchener / Waterloo Tires, Rims For Sale - Kijiji Kitchener / Waterloo Canada.

Saw this ad yesterday, brand new 23x10.5/12 turf tires on rims $125. each.
Seller says they weight 125lbs each.
What do you guys think?

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:56 PM

Would ride like a solid rubber tire wouldn't it?

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:05 PM

Would ride like a solid rubber tire wouldn't it?


My cousin does interstate mowing & has his own foam filling machine. He says the ride is just a bit stiffer than water/air, but not much at all. He also says the foam weighs about the same as plain water by volume. So the seller may be stretching just a little, but then again, there is no air gap in there with foam, so they might weigh that much.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:10 PM

I guess there are many different types of foam compounds out there. I envisioned something fairly stiff.
Dollar and cents wise, that sounds like a good deal.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:13 PM

How much is a new tire and rim foam filled worth?

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:13 PM

I guess there are many different types of foam compounds out there. I envisioned something fairly stiff.
Dollar and cents wise, that sounds like a good deal.



Yes, I figure different recipes are out there. My cousin says his tractors never develop "flat spots" from setting all winter, so that's a good thing.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 06:28 AM

How much is a new tire and rim foam filled worth?



Looking at Miller Tire, the rubber is about $85, and $50 for the rim. No idea what the foaming costs.

As we know, buying tires in Canada, is alot more than the Miller prices.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 07:24 AM

Foam is not cheap. do not know exact price. Let me grab the tire guy at work here and ask.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 07:51 AM

We have a set on the Powerking fork lift, and have had a few go through the shop. They are surprisingly heavy, and the tread seems to soften, soften like they have tire compound for dirt track on them. They have been wearing great.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 08:59 AM

Part time scrapper just down the road from me had his Bobcat skid loader tires foam filled because he couldn't keep air in them for more than 5 minutes with all the sharp metal hiding in the weeds. He said it was very expensive [told me but I forgot - that was two years ago] Last time I was over there [springtime] his tires were just a little strip around the bead and he was running on the foam only. At that time he said he might try cutting tread in the foam.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 09:43 AM

Just cornered our tire guy and foam is going fo a $1.30 a pound a round here.
Those tires and rims will weight about 40 pounds so we have 85 pounds of foam.
IMO here my be a bit heavy. I beet juiced a set of 10.5 Deerstone ags and they where 85 pounds. The Deerstone do run small in size compared to Lawn tires

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 10:09 AM

These tores would hold 8.75 gallons completely full. So if the foam does indeed weigh the same as plain water, as my cousin said, then this tire would hold 73lbs of foam. So if the tire & rim weighs 40, then the assembly should be around 113lbs each.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 10:18 AM

I think it is a good deal if you are close.
Freight will eat up any savings.

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Posted September 16, 2011 - 11:56 PM

I had my tires foam filled and the cost was $75 each. and for the fronts $25 each. Didn't weigh them but he said it's based on $1 per pound. Taking one out of the truck I decided to see if it would bounce and it did, just like an air filled one. The ride is a little stiffer but not enough to worry about and I don't have any more flats!!!

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Posted September 17, 2011 - 10:58 AM

we have filled all of our forklift tires at work. I got tired fixing tires all the time. They are holding up very well, and very heavy.




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