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#5866764 - 08/06/15 05:34 PM HELP! Tractor with foam tires
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anybody know where I can rent a tractor/shredder in south texas with foam tires? Need a week rental and cannot locate one that has tires filled

Would even trade a management buck hunt for up to a 140 inch deer -


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#5866774 - 08/06/15 05:39 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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You might not need foam filled tires. It's very expensive and very heavy. Just ask if they're slimed. That'll get it dun.
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#5866785 - 08/06/15 05:43 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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You may be able to find something from an industrial rental that would work like skid steer on tracks with front brush cutter
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#5866798 - 08/06/15 05:49 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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#5866817 - 08/06/15 06:04 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: Navasot]
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slime will not work - this is deep south texas with lots of thorns - we have miles of senderos to shred so not sure a skid steer will do it


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#5866853 - 08/06/15 06:25 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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Slime is useless in my opinion for serious use. I have been using an industrial grade tire sealant in my tractors for years without a flat due to thorn/nail/screw puncture. The last time I hit a mesquite stump that stabbed a hole and had to replace the tube with a heavy patch in the tire. There were about 70 mesquite thorns in the tire I had to work out with a screwdriver & needle nose pliers before I put the new tube in. I will try to remember to look when I get home to see what the brand name is on the stuff I use. I bought in a gallon jug from the Kubota place here in Austin. It works!
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#5866909 - 08/06/15 06:58 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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PM tlk, I can tell you were they rent a 38hp JD with 5' shredder and foam filled tires if that will work. Used to be $145 per day(no hours and you supply fuel). Might have to drive south of SA about 1 hr to get it though.
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#5866911 - 08/06/15 06:59 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
Slime is useless in my opinion for serious use. I have been using an industrial grade tire sealant in my tractors for years without a flat due to thorn/nail/screw puncture. The last time I hit a mesquite stump that stabbed a hole and had to replace the tube with a heavy patch in the tire. There were about 70 mesquite thorns in the tire I had to work out with a screwdriver & needle nose pliers before I put the new tube in. I will try to remember to look when I get home to see what the brand name is on the stuff I use. I bought in a gallon jug from the Kubota place here in Austin. It works!


I am sure it is good but this will be a rental so not sure I can fill their tires with anything
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#5867203 - 08/06/15 09:46 PM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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How about a tracked skid steer with a front mount shredder? There are attachments that will do a number on mesquites.

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#5867540 - 08/07/15 07:35 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: Powerstroke99]
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Originally Posted By: Powerstroke99
How about a tracked skid steer with a front mount shredder? There are attachments that will do a number on mesquites.


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#5867574 - 08/07/15 07:58 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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Ive mowed down some pretty nasty thorny deep south texas brush with water filled back tires and a gallon of slime in each front and (knock on wood) never had a flat. Maybe once every other year I air the fronts up a bit. Going strong since 2007, not just a week rental.
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#5867575 - 08/07/15 07:59 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: poisonivie]
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thanks - we are not dealing with mesquites - it is shredding miles of grass in senderos that has grown up due to the rain -

Stxranchman thanks - will call them today
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#5867826 - 08/07/15 10:43 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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I don't get it. If you're not dealing with mesquite, why do you insist on foam filled tires? I mow our lease in Throckmorton, its filled with Mesquite and Prickly Pear. My tires are slimed, have been for 15 years. I mow right over that stuff. Big cactus patch will get scraped and piled out of the way to rot before I mow over the patch. Mowing cactus can spread cactus as every little flake can sprout roots and grow. Regular mowing will take care of this issue.
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#5867833 - 08/07/15 10:46 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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May can find someone like Doggett or RSC that has solid tires on some of their equipment. May create ruts, but ruts hold moisture so it's like a win/win.

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#5867836 - 08/07/15 10:48 AM Re: HELP! Tractor with foam tires [Re: tlk]
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If foam filled was such a necessity in your area you would find them for rent.
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