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post #1 of 12 Old 10-25-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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New for 2017: Airless Tires

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Airless tires? I'd have called it a revolutionary single sprocket wheel track system.
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Hey bell bottoms have also made a comeback.

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When they finally manage to design a snowblower with no metal in it, they'll probably call that a "feature" too!

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I have one of the old Ariens with the airless tires. They are hard as a rock and worn out. Air filled tires sounds good right about now for it!

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My 1971 Ariens tires probably still have 1971 air inside of them..there is no meaningful disadvantage to a tire with air, either tubeless or with a tube.

generally these airless solid tire designs are far less functional that a regular tire with air.
and yes, its been done on snowblowers since the 1950's, for one reason only: making a cheaper snowblower for the lower-end of the lineup.
but manufacturers always need to put a positive spin on cheaper designs! that's just marketing 101.

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My 1971 Ariens tires probably still have 1971 air inside of them..there is no meaningful disadvantage to a tire with air, either tubeless or with a tube.

generally these airless solid tire designs are far less functional that a regular tire with air.
and yes, its been done on snowblowers since the 1950's, for one reason only: making a cheaper snowblower for the lower-end of the lineup.
but manufacturers always need to put a positive spin on cheaper designs! that's just marketing 101.

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I have to agree in part with this. I can see items such as wheelbarrows and some dollies but for a snowblower I want air filled tires.

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This is a new low for the modern snow blower.

The "special" airless tires on my generator have major flat spots on them.

...Not a big deal for a stationary piece, but for something that rolls a lot this could be a disaster!

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Airless tires on the Troy-Bilt Snow Blowers

New technology "Mars Rover" design airless tires work well. Can not compare them to something on an old snowblower or a generator to be fair!
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