About Flatproofing

As far back as the 1970s, engineers and scientists have been working on improving the tire. More specifically, they have been working on reducing and possibly eliminating the chances of getting a flat tire. Today, the industry offers some of the most advanced tire flatproofing products on the market, designed to perform in any casing and inclement weather. One of the best ways to flatproof a tire is to replace the air inside of the tire with a liquid polyurethane polymer. The result is a durable, synthetic rubber core that stands up to the elements.

When it comes to schedules, productivity, and the bottom line, a flat tire can be a major setback and sometimes even life threatening. While most fleets depend on retread tires to save them time and money, certain industries — including air cargo service, golf courses, junk dealers, railroads, and trash removal — can greatly benefit from flatproofing their tires.

Over and above saving your company time and money, there are many benefits to flatproofing your Goodyear truck tires. Foam-filled tires provide better ballast for steep hillsides and overloaded conditions. Flatproofing your tires also eliminates tip-overs due to sudden flats. In addition, foam-fill tires provide a longer tread life than the identical tires with air. Finally, when the tread wears off, foam-filled tires can be turned into retreads.

However, foam fill is not suitable for every application. We do not recommend foam fill in order to compensate for overloads of poor tire performance. It is also discouraged to use foam-fill tires on equipment operating in swamps or marches. Also, do not attempt to increase the load carrying capacity of a tire via flatproofing. Finally, foam-fill will not save a damaged tire or solve equipment design problems.

STTC provides advanced flatproofing services for severe-service applications. Please contact us to learn more about flatproofing or visit one of our 40 convenient locations. We also offer retreads, new tires, and light truck tires.

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