How to Choose Between Solid and Foam-Filled Tires
Nov 26, 2021
Solid or foam-filled? Consider this. According to Construction Equipment: Puncture-proof tires, either solid or foam-filled, are popular items on rental machines and machines used in hostile environments, such as demolition, landfills, and quarries. Solid tires sometimes are chosen for use in less-severe applications, however, simply because they last longer. “Service life is definitely best with a solid tire,” says Seth Walters, manager, special product programs, Alliance Tires Americas. “Foam prevents flats from punctures, preventing down time from acute failures, but foam will not necessarily increase tire life. The best way to think of it is that foam-filling a pneumatic tire...