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Wesdor

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I'm working in a lot of hedge, multiflora rose, and locust. As a result, I've had 3 flats in 6 months. I wasn't sure how to proceed at this point and read here on TBN hoping to find the answer. Blue (or any other color) Slime seemed to be the cheapest route, but when I took the tires to the shop, they were too busy to do it for me that day. So I looked into filling with foam. It is hard to admit how stupid I must be, but I thought foam meant styrofoam and couldn't figure how it would help.

Well, I had my tires filled with foam and tried to take photos along the way. This first one is the sick Deere
 
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That picture didn't post. I'll try again
 

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When I talked to the tire shop about the foam, they showed me this sample. It is just the foam taken out of a small tire.
 

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Here is a view of a core cut apart.
 

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Here is a sideways view of the foam
 

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They had this stuff that was just waste.
 

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There is a small screw in each tire. I guess you can now say my tires are all screwed up /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif.

I believe this is where they injected the foam
 

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This is the happy Deere.

The foam added about 80 pounds per tire and cost about $90 per tire. They promised me no more flat tires (at least on the front) and I can now believe it.

I hope these pictures and discussion will help others NOT make the wrong assumption about foam that I made earlier.
 

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Just curious, can I ask why your tire is on backwards? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
 
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Just curious, can I ask why your tire is on backwards?
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yeah me too.

Ben
 
 
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