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Airless (and sidewalless) tires?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gjk5, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    Just saw this page and pics, kinda interesting.

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    I guess they call it a "tweel", but it actually looks pretty interesting. Not sure it would hold up to what we would use it for:grin:. My friend said they had a picture of it on a Cat, but that looks more like a little skid steer type thing to me (I'm no expert though)


    Here's the whole article:

    http://www.michelinman.com/difference/releases/pressrelease01102005a.html
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    repost.. :wink1:

    theres just something wrong about those things :eek1:
     
  3. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    DOAH!!:doah:


    I'm here all the time and didn't see the original, should have searched it first.


    And yes, they look kinda cool but scary as all hell, I can't imagine resting one of those on a nice big rock with 6,000 lbs of K5 on it.:blush:
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    that skid steer thing is a cat, it is there version of a bob-cat. any how i would be wiling to bet it wieghs as much as a k5
     
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    im willing to bet it weighs twice or three times as much as a k5
     
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    this was taken form the bobcat web site, so i was close its almost twice
     
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    Yep, I figured that's what it was, didn't think they weighed that much, but again, no expert here.
     
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    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    Over 8K is a LOT more than I would have thought, woah! I have operated a Bobcat before (couple hours only) and never would have guessed.



    But, 4,070 is nowhere close to what my K5 weighs:grin: , I wish I could get it on a serious diet and down in that range. Maybe if I took out all the crap I feel I "have" to have on the trail I'd be doing better though.


    I'd still be nervous on that "tweel" anyway, just looks strange.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    my guess is if it ever gets to production, it will have a side wall. getting snow in there and it icing up would not be for a smooth ride
     
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    Good idea, but UGLY....


    Though if they mass-produce them and start putting them on cars straight from the factory.... The tires we all like oughta come down in price a bit.... Would take quite a while, but hey... I just don't like the idea of "twheels"....
     
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    Those would pretty much make Bubba's Stop Sticks useless.
     

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