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Foam vs pneumatic tires for 2' x 4' equipment dolly

Bill Kerrigan

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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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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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