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OFF-ROAD COMPANY INTRODUCING INCREDIBLE FLAT-PROOF ‘AIRLESS’ TIRES
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Quote:OFF-ROAD COMPANY INTRODUCING INCREDIBLE FLAT-PROOF ‘AIRLESS’ TIRES

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/...ess-tires/

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Quote:Off-road giant Polaris plans to unveil a new consumer version of an “airless” Non-Pneumatic Tire (NPT) by early 2014.

The airless tires are made from proprietary plastic and instead of the conventional rubber coating, is coated with a flexible web.

Polaris spokesperson Jason Difuccia said the tire “works very similar to a bicycle wheel.”

“[T]he load is carried in tension across the top of the wheel,” Difuccia said. “The bottom of the wheel is designed to give in to obstacles like rocks, curbs, and other terrain.”
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Michelin designed these over ten years ago. Search "Tweel". Very promising and I would consider them but I believe they have a relatively low top speed. They made them to size from cars, to HMMWV's, to bulldozers.
Pretty awesome because they litterally reinvented the wheel. I bet there's a huge liability issue they are worried about. It will be nice if a company can bring these to market.
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Where the frick do you apply the Armor All???
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These have been available for years on skid steers.

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