As I stated earlier............Don't discount the rims. I've seen so many rims with bad welds over the years that it ain't even funny. And like Soundguy said...sometimes tires just get 'porous'.......they will leak anywhere on the sidewalls or tread.
But if you put 50lbs of air in a tire...........and it changes after a few days or a week, (using the same tire guage) there is a problem.
EDIT: and just to add to this..............If the pressure drops, then stabilizes..........that is a rubber problem, and not the rim.
Ok, time to go get tubes or fill with foam and put this stress behind you.
May be a tad off topic here, but I was on Ebay Friday nite doing a search for replacement tires for my tractor, original size is 24X8.50-14 turfs, one of them has a bad sidewall and the other is fine, well a local price was something like $150 with tax for an imported tire that didn't match the OEM pair, an Ebay seller listed an exactly identical Titan R3 to what I have...$69 delivered, no tax. Just my luck....love Ebay. :thumbsup:
It's not old rubber, as the tractor itself is pretty new, even if you count sitting-on-the-lot-time. My current best guess is a slow leak that didn't show up on the under-water bubble test.
If you put tubes in the thorns may poke them too. Bobcat CT225 CT230 CT235 are not supposed to have foam filled tires. If you can not see bubbles when you submerge it something like slime or fix-a-flat may do stop the leak.
Why can't foam be used?
I think the owners manual says it will damage the front axle.
The extra weight they think can damage the axle? Never heard of this. I M trying to come up with what is harmful. I believe my loaded tires may stress out the axle less when doing loader work. They squat a lot less from the weight which makes steering effort less.Quote:
Originally Posted by 94BULLITT
It's not that it can't, it's just that the manufacturers don't want to replace front diff parts if they don't have to. I maintained a fleet of utility tractors and construction equipment all with filled tires. In the utility tractors I never saw any increase in front end wear. On our Bobcat skid-steers all I saw was a need to keep up on checking lug nut torque. Then on our Case 570's over time we would break the weld holding the rim to the wheel center.Quote:
Originally Posted by jejeosborne