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    Default Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Hi Folks:

    Is there any such thing as a non-toxic tire fill? I'll soon be doing some work in the woods (plenty of branches, small stumps, etc.) and I'm expecting to poke a hole in the turf tires on my MF 1220 at least once. I also have a dog (as you might guess from my avatar) so I really don't want anything that's toxic but tastes great (like water + antifreeze) nor anything corrosive (calcium solution). I'm sure there's some environmentally friendly options, but I'm sure the difficulty would be finding them locally. Any advice appreciated.

    I guess foam would be an option, but as I understand it that's an expensive option. Is there a DIY foam by any chance?

    Thanks!
    Dave

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    It's called Rim Guard. Do a search here for it and you will get plenty of hits.

    Happy searching/reading.

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Cool! Found their website...thank you so much for the post!

    Dave

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Also.. WW fluid... and the RV water tank antifreeze which is eco safe.

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    If you KNOW you are gonna poke a tire, you might want to look at foam filled. They CAN"T go flat. But it is a permanant solution, you are looking at new tires of you want to get out of it...

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Yes, I am indeed giving foam fill a look...please see my thread on DIY foam fill. That might very well be the best option.

    Dave

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Out here in most parts of California everyone uses water. Our wheels don't rust and it rarely gets cold enough to put a 1/16" of ice on the dogs water bowl. I would not want to drink the water once its been in there, but it is probably quite safe.

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    Default Re: Non-toxic environmentally safe tire fill?

    Watch the RV anti-freeze. Won't kill you or your pets but sure will do a number on the lawn. I spilled some (doing the RV thing) and had a brown spot for what seemed like years. I'm much more careful now [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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