RTV tire question

jtrout141

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Looking for ideas for some kind of tire to run on my RTV that is a run flat design.
I need to work on clearing up around 17 acres that has a ton of honey locust trees
and just walking around I can see standard tires on my tractor or side by side wouldn't last
a day working out here.
 

Trapper Bob

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I am in the same boat with you. I’ve been clearing an overgrown farm for the last couple years (mostly Locust, Hedge, & Cedar). My Locust trees come in 2 varieties. 1 has a long 6-8” thin thorn. The other is only 2-3” long but tapers to a really strong base, perfect for letting air out of anything. This is what I’m using in my R4s on my tractor & it works.
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mikester

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Foaming tires is permanent requiring you to cut off the rubber and foam or buy new wheels.

Slime is messy and gives you future options for changing rubber at a later date. I wouldn't foam my UTV tires.
 

cthomas

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That really depends on where you drive your UTV, mine is a 2002 and hardly ever goes on the pavement and still has the original tires on it(Yes, it is getting real close to needing tires). The tires have all been removed and resealed or have a tube installed due to leaks(mostly weather-checking). Just beware that foam filled tires will ride a lot rougher due to no flex within the sidewalls. I have heard that some clean the rims/tires/foam off of the rims by throwing them in a fire(DO NOT RECOMMEND). I have had the displeasure of having to clean one skid steer rim off to replace the tire(Somebody else installed the tires, had 3 of the 4 going in the same direction, then filled with foam, and then found it didn't go good in the mud). It was a couple hours using a saw and then a wire wheel to clean up the rim.
 

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The Evil Twin

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jtrout141

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Finally gave up on the idea of driving into this ground. Looking at a forestry winch to pull the locust out.
 

Trapper Bob

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Finally gave up on the idea of driving into this ground. Looking at a forestry winch to pull the locust out.
I just finished my NRCS project (2 years+) removing lots of trees with thorns. I went thru 1 chainsaw (Stihl), I don’t know how many chains & bars, had 1 ER visit to remove a 5/8” Locust thorn from a knuckle, but absolutely no issues with flat tractor tires (R4s). Liquitube works. This is not an, “I heard” or “I read somewhere”, this is “I lived it”. About 1/2 the time, my wife moved the trees I cut down (using the Wicked 72) & she saw no reason to go around anything🙄.
I would leave the UTV in the garage & use your tractor.
 

johnjk

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I use this in the quad. Flat Out. Big knobby tires that tend to crack and leak over time. Water based and easy to use and clean up. Rinses right off the wheel and tire. Stays liquid. No air loss on the quad since I added it back in 2019. Probably won’t help for a side wall puncture but anything in the contact area is covered. Picture doesn’t do justice to the knobs on those tires. Bought it used and it’s what it had on.
 

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