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Pneumatic tires?

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Camden, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    I have 2 Tennant 355s and they're equipped with solid tires. Couple those tires with the lack of a suspension system and it makes for a very rough ride.

    Is there a reason why I shouldn't swap the OEM tires out for pneumatic ones? I found some forklift tires that would fit but I don't want to compromise the sweeper's performance.
  2. Tennant

    Tennant Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    If you swap it only change the single drive tire. But beware if you get a flat it's a pain.
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    Thanks for the response. Does Tennant suggest a specific tire?
  4. Tennant

    Tennant Junior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 2

    Sorry I missed your question. Best is to call Tennant at 800-553-8033 and the customer service person will get you all of the information.

  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I always recommend round tubeless pneumatic tires, but that's for trucks. Not so sure on these.....
  6. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    sweeper tires

    Just as a potential source you could contact
    Scott at;


    As he was a life saver for me and our 30 year old towed flail mower needing wheels and bearings.

    The semi solid skid loader tires used in scrap yards are an ideal semi solid tire as the cast rubber tire has holes from sidewall to sidewall to allow it to flex. the issue will be wheel/tire mounting and the rolling radius of the tire replacement.

    I would check gemplers first as they have a lot of odd tires and wheels too- you may luck out and find a rim to mount a high floatation turf wheel and tire with the diamond or square tread with low ground pressure and wide stance.