/ Tractor Tire Repair #21
I haven't inquired on awhile.....but last I did was about 5 years ago. That was on my old L3400 bota with 11.2-24 ag tears and 7-16 ag frontsI don’t know if foam filling cost the same everywhere but it’s ridiculously expensive here. Way more so than buying a new tire. I don’t think they can foam a tire that’s already leaking either. I was quoted $3 a pound to fill skid steer tires and they estimated 200 pounds per tire. A rear tractor tire would be several times that much. I didn’t take them up on that offer because I could buy solid demolition tires for comparable money.
Just curious: why do you show a picture of the last Tasmanian tiger, if it by happenstance is not just for unadulterated fancy?agree. i'd hire a mobile tractor tire repair to replace tire on site. gone are the days when i'd wrestle with loaded rears, come along to overhanging branches, etc. not sure i'd trust your method under full load, etc. but an interesting idea, let us know how it turns out, & safety 1st, regards
When I repaired a valve stem hole the last time I just welded a machine bushing on the inside to have a new valve stem hole in the original location.Thanks for all your Replies. This is no small tire 18-4 X 38 on a 16" rim, and yes I'am a somewhat shade tree machinist. I priced a new tire and it was over $1200. a used one $700. So far I paid a tire company 40 dollars to break the tire down, which was cheap, compared to the energy I would have spent, doing it my self. I have been doing a lot of research, and found a product called 3M PR40 weld, that will glue the tear tight. I will still sew it with the Kevlar, and Vulcanize a Big Patch, on the inside and outside of the Wall. The Valve stem hole is worn some, so I will weld it shut, and relocate a new hole for the New Tube Stem. Darn Calcium is not good to these rims. Just wondering if they have something better to use for weight? My Tractor is a IH 1466 and I'm repairing things to put it on the market, someone else can put on a new tire if they want to. I need to change the Hydraulic Pump also as it's steering only works on warm days. I'am getting too old for all my toys, so need to make life a bit simpler.