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Air-less tires

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Alaska Boss, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Michelin is apparently just about ready to release the first "air-less tire on the market,...

    Not sure how the ride or handling would be, but at least you can't have a flat & spike strips won't stop you,....

    air 4.jpg

    air 5.jpg
  2. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    How they look on a car,....

    air 1.jpg

    air 3.jpg
  3. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    Road tests,......

    air 6.jpg

    air 2.jpg
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    :dizzy: What will they think of next??

    And those are really ugly.
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    theyre ugly as sin. but a great idea. cant do too many burnouts with those things! :D
  6. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    i saw them at the fair on the skid steer much beefy compared to that Audi :p
  7. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    i saw this e mail come across 3 or 4 years ago not sure if they are even comming out
  8. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Imagine all the dirt'n junk geting trapped in the little groves:eek:
  9. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    definately an interesting concept, will be interesting to see where it goes from there.
  10. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    Looks very cool! I think they're pretty serious about this, I saw a TV commercial on them........I wonder how well they will hold up.
  11. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Maybe get a set of 285/70/17 M/T's and see how they hold up carrying a V-plow & playing in the mud
  12. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Im sorry but they look incredibly ugly.
  13. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Thats awesome!!!
  14. Bobby Blaze

    Bobby Blaze Member
    Messages: 92

    hope they put a sidewall on them fugly lookin things
  15. scholzee

    scholzee Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    Add a little snow and ice and can you say out of balance !!!
  16. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    They flatten in a turn (see post 3), imagine w/ a plow. salter and 2 tons of salt?!?
  17. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I'll bet they put a sidewall on them if they come out. They'd have to, you couldn't drive in snow or rain...and they're way too ugly to sell. That was probably just to show the insides if they really exist. Nice idea though.
  18. ACS

    ACS Member
    Messages: 56

    Seen this awhile ago too , but What do you have to keep buying that steel rim everytime you need to replace them? Its an alright idea its just not practicle on some applications if you ask me.
  19. Alpha Property

    Alpha Property Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    they do come with sidewalls, thats a demo set only
  20. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 950

    wonder what the load rating would be?? c at best