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Greetings,
Thought you guys should see this.....posted over in the Kubota forum but...
This could also be a testimate to foam in tires as this sucker was still going just like this.......The tread is missing over a large part of the tire and over a square foot of foam showing next to it where it was already worn off. The 4 wheel drive on Kubotas really pull so once you tear a lug off a tire, it doesn't take long..


It was only used as needed until new tires came in but hauled a 1600 pound pallet on a set of bucket forks two weeks ago and was used to dig, then cover an electric and water line to an RV hookup for my bus. Here they are along with the new 8 ply replacements in the truck for delivery to the tire place. A shop in Austin will do the dirty deed, cutting the old tires and foam cores off the rims, installing new tires, inflating and letting set for a while, then filling with foam. They only foam on Tuesday and Friday and have to prep them so I am hoping to get them in early tomorrow morning and pick up later this week.


We only use the most modern hydraulic jacks for tire removal....yeah, don't worry, I will put a chunk of soft 4 x 12 under each side and let it down gently...while waiting on the tires/rims to come back.
 

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WOW! Thats crazy.
 

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That is precisely why only foam filled tires are used in underground, and I'm sure some above ground too, equipment here in WV. The foam is almost as tough as the tires.

I saw some "tires" come into a tire shop once in such bad shape that all that was left of them were about 3/4 of the sidewalls. No tread left at all, just threads that used to be in the transition area between the sidewalls and the tread.

The foam is expensive but well worth it.
 

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The foam is expensive but well worth it.
Yep, the old rims, tires and new tires are in the shop already this morning getting ready for another foam fill - after having them, it's hard to go back...

The total to cut the old tires off, install the new tires and inflate them for 24 hours to set the bead and shape, then fill with foam is a little under 400.00 for the pair. They only foam tires on Tuesday and Friday and need them a day before and a day or two after filling. They keep them laying down while the foam sets so you don't have lumps...
That does not include the new 8 ply tires.
If you had regular tires and wanted them foamed, the price is 162.50 per tire.
For reference, that price is for 27x10.50-15 tires on Kubota stock front rims.

The backs are filled with foam also so that should be an adventure......the fronts weighed about 130 to 140 filled so the rears will probably go 700 to 900 EACH....
 

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wow thats weird. i've never seen a tractor tire wear out that bad. looks like you got some nice new ones in the back of your truck tho:thThumbsU :thThumbsU
 

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So this isn't something I can do with a can of DAP foam?????? *evil grin*

Looks like the Foam works!
 
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