refers to a family of urethanes that do not foam but instead 'gel'
and then harden. Only Air Free Easy Foam is a foam and everything else is what is known as tire fill. Tire fill is a
liquid urethane that is mixed and poured into a tire. It takes 24 to 48 hours
for the fill to get hard. Most people still call this process foam fill but
there isn't any foaming. Tire fill is either poured in through the
valve stem hole or through a hole that has been drilled into the sidewall of the
tire and puts no stress on the tire.
Once the tire has been filled it will be impervious and bullet proof. Air Free Heavy Foam
weighs 8 lbs. per gallon so it will rapidly increase the weight of any wheel the
larger the wheel gets. The extra
rotating mass can an issue for some equipment like ATVs' so think wisely. Also Heavy Foam
tire fill is very heavy and therefore expensive to mail. It is a
choice for larger quantities of tires that are shipped by truck to a
manufacturer of hand-trucks, dollies, carts and so on. For large construction
tires, please see Industro-Foam.
This section is for quantity sales of at least 100 units. If you determine that
you need Heavy Foam and have fewer than 100 units to do, you need to find a
local tire fill company.
Please use the form here.
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Heavy Foam tire fill is a 28 durometer urethane product that when
cured will be hard but there still will be an inherent degree of bounce in the
tire. This makes it suitable for hand trucks that would be hauling
refrigerators. You could also use this product for non-highway use trailers, you
could put it in small Bobcats, material handlers and other pieces of
construction equipment. You would not use it in an earthmover or mining
equipment. Most tires used in this process run from 8" to 26"
tall and from 3" to 10" wide. This makes it a very popular
application for OEMs who produce a variety of products from the machine that
moves grocery carts to the guy who ends up cutting your grass.
Air Free Heavy Foam Tire Fill
Air Free Easy Foam
liquid poured into tire
liquid weighs 8lbs/gallon
stronger than foam
can dig into soft ground
quantities of 100 or more only
1/3 weight of Heavy Foam
caps out at 500lbs/tire
ideal for flotation (soft dirt etc..)
any number of tires
The Air Free Easy
Foam is an actual foam and is a technically more difficult process.
The reason is that the foam creates a gas build up in the cavity of
the tire and sometimes can be unpredictable and certainly stressful
to the tire. A popular misconception but construction equipment
tires do not have foam in them but a material that more closely
resembles a bowling ball. The Air Free Heavy Foam is found in tires
that many of you may be familiar with in some of the industry
catalogs for the hand-trucks and dollies that you use.
Choose your next tire from our great selection of Air Free Heavy
Foam ready rubber tires. Just navigate your way to the tire you like
and there you can submit a request for our ballpark quick quote. On
the ballpark quick quote page you can tell us more about your
application and select your hub options. Once we get your request
for a quick quote, we will look at it and we have any questions get
back to you right away otherwise within 48 hours we will send you a
quote that will put you into the ballpark of about 15% plus or
minus. We make it easier for you to guess about how much a quantity
order will cost by including the average price of a rubber tire at
the retail level when you select any particular tire. This allows
you to factor out the mark up and come up with some reasonable
conclusion of what the things might cost without having to contact
anybody. However not all things are completely simple and we are
here to help you find the right product for your needs.
The ballpark quick quote is nonbinding and it is just our way of
getting your attention. We are certain that it is almost impossible
to get a fast reasonable quote for flat-proof wheels and tires. That
is why we created this foam fill section so that engineers,
businesspeople and just plain old everyday folk can come in and
order the Easy Foam tires if they need just a few or if they need a
lot then we have the Heavy Foam and in any case, come here and get
For those wishing to go forward for information on quantity orders,
please use our form here. Our process works like this, you submit a
request for a ballpark quick quote. We then turn around and then
tell you plus or minus 15% what this order will cost you. And that
point, we start to trade pictures and drawings, and you may even
send us a sample of one of your existing wheels. Once we have
everything sorted out and we know exactly what it is you want, we
then will create a pair of samples at no charge. After you receive
the samples in the tires work out for you, that is when you call us
back and we get to work on your tires.
Please feel free to call us about any questions you have concerning
Air Free Heavy Foam at 386-478-1861.