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steveVa    Posted 02-28-2018 at 19:47:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Tire Guards
  • Do any of you guys have experience with tractor tire guards. I have an old junk pile on our property that I want to cleanup with the front end loader. It was here when we moved out here and appears to have a lot of glass and scrap steel in it. The glass is mostly broken and whole beer bottles and I dont want to poke holes in my tires.
    Gemplers has guards that look like huge rubber bands but do not show how to mount them. I guess you might deflate the tires slide them on and reinflate them.
    Does any one have any ideas or experience with this. Thanks.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 02-28-2018 at 23:43:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Gemplers has the tire liners and they should work with the glass etc. They are just ground down old tires that drop inside your current tires. It is also recommended that you use old inner tubes as a liner between the liners and the current inner tube. Just remember to check your tires for damage on a regular interval to make sure that an partially impeded item does not work it's way all, the way through the liner.
    Those liners are about another 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick at the bottom and tapering off to the sides as they go up towards the edges of the rim.
    I still have a new set and once I get a flat, they will get mounted. Currently I do not desire to pay for mounting liners when I don't need them. Yet.

    Dean    Posted 02-28-2018 at 23:12:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Are you speaking of "tire liners?"

    I use tire liners in tube type tractor tires that are used in areas where thorns are present. They work absolutely wonderfully to protect against thorn punctures but are not intended to protect against wire, glass, nails, screws, etc.

    They are sections of old tires that have been ground down to fit inside the tire between the tube and the inside of the tire casing. They continually move slightly during use and continue to shear off the sharp end of thorns as they work their way through the tire.

    I've not had a single thorn puncture since I started using them about thirty years ago.

    Though once common, they are now hard to find but I do believe that Gemplers handles them.


    steveVa    Posted 02-28-2018 at 20:00:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Looks like some of these go inside the tire. I want something I can temporarily put on the outside. Any ideas?

    Mower    Posted 02-28-2018 at 20:16:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Think about it-anything you put on the outside, unless it's somehow chained on the tire, will try to scrub or roll off when you turn. The physics don't work no matter how much air pressure you try to add to the tire. You can foam fill the tires if it's that big of a problem.

    Just rake up the glass before you start digging into the rest of the trash pile. Or just make sure your tractor tires stay behind your loader and make sure your loader gets deep enough so that you pick up the glass. Problem solved.

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