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#1 Bill Kerrigan

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:37 AM

I would like feedback from professional grips on the subject of foam vs pneumatic tires for a 2' x 4' two shelf equipment dolly.

 

Every grip I've spoken with so far have recommended pneumatic... Their reasons:

- Foam tires can form a flat spot when left too long with a heavy load, but they do regain their shape overtime.  

- Foam can be 'out of round' when cold or frozen.

- Will slowly disintegrate overtime.

- More effort need to push a cart with foam tires in mud and grass.

 

A rental company, told me they converted to foam, but overtime the foam separated from the rubber and rim... so they switched back.

 

This has been a small survey so far, looking forward to more opinions.

 

Thanks in advance,

 
Bill Kerrigan - DP
Montreal Quebec Canada
 

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#2 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:28 PM

Pneumatic for sure. There is no comparison. Buy once. If you buy foam you will buy twice :-)


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#3 Bill Kerrigan

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 12:49 PM

Thanks Sanjay... any particular reason for choosing Pneumatic?


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#4 Sanjay Sami

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 03:45 AM

Pneumatics are tried and tested. They work really well. I have heard reports of good foam filled tyres, but Ive never ever had a good experience with them. They get mushy when its hot, they lose shape and when its cold, they may as well be made of wood.


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