Puncture proof your tyres with the Big Tyres Foam Filling service

Tyre Foam Filling Information & Guide

Our tyre foam filling service makes your pneumatic tyres solid, thus saving you from the costs of tyre repairs and machinery downtime! For a quote please call us on 01159 940 900, or alternatively live chat or message us & we will be happy to help!

Puncture proof your tyres with the Big Tyres Foam Filling service

Tyre foam filling allows you to combine the great selection of pneumatic tyres with the stability and puncture-proofing of solid tyres. Foam filled tyres cannot be punctured, avoiding costly downtime and tyre replacements. This makes them ideal for construction sites, landfills, recycling facilities and areas of rough terrain.

Your tyres are filled with specially designed fluids that are then cured to become solid. The tyres are filled to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure which will be retained for their entire service life, eliminating the need to check and maintain air pressure. 

Tyre Foam filling requires the tyre and wheel to be assembled, filled with the polyurethane foam fluid and then cured at the correct temperature for 24-48 hours. We can supply you with the complete tyre foam filled package, including new wheels and tyres, or we can arrange to collect your existing tyres and wheel rims and just foam-fill them.

If you have any enquiries in regards to tyre foam filling then please do Contact Us for an accurate quote and to answer any questions you may have. 

 

Puncture proof your tyres with the Big Tyres Foam Filling service

 

How Long Does Tyre Foam Filling Take?

Generally the whole process takes about 4 working days, with the first day being allocated to collecting your existing tyres and/or wheel rims from site, the next day for receiving the goods at our depot and beginning the foam filling process, the units are then left to cure fully at the appropriate temperature for 24 hours, and are then returned by the courier on the 4th working day. If delays occur in transport, or if the curing process needs to be extended to 48 hours (usually only in exceptionally cold weather), then the whole process can take 5 working days to complete.   

Can it Be Done on My Own Site?

The foam filling process cannot be done on your site as it requires a special high pressure pump, fluid tanks, safety and curing cages/equipment that are located only in our depots. Therefore goods must be transferred to our depot to undergo the foam filling procedure.

How Much Does Tyre Foam Filling Cost?

The costs of tyre foam filling can vary, with the biggest variant often being related to the tyre size being filled. The foam filling fluids are special compounds and are charged per kilo used. Larger tyres use more fluid and cost more to complete. Other costs are the pallet fees to collect (if needed) and redeliver the tyre/rim units. Usually this is £40 + vat per pallet each way. There may be fees if inner tubes are needed, or any tyre repair work needs to be undertaken (if using your existing tyres). Additionally, some environment disposal charges may apply if we are cutting old foam filled tyres from your existing rims.

Please contact us with your tyre size, the quantity to be filled, whether you need new tyres, new rims, and your location for collection/delivery and we will quote you a price for the job. .

Should I Buy New Tyres or Use My Current Tyres?

Foam filling last for the lifetime of the tyre (until the tread wears out), so it makes sense to use brand new tyres as they will have the maximum amount of tread present. If your current tyres are not worn or punctured then using them is also fine. If your current tyres are particularity worn then it is usually always more cost effective in the long term to replace them with brand new tyres when booking a foam filling job, otherwise when they are worn out you will need to buy a new set at that time and pay for the foam filling process again. In addition, if you current tyres are not holding air then we will be unable to foam fill them as the liquid will likely escape before it has cured and the correct pressure will not be maintained.

What Foam Filling Fluids Do You Use?

There are different types of tyre foam filling fluids which are suitable for differing vehicles and applications. We will select and use the correct fluid for your tyre size and application:

 

  • Foam Filling for Ride on Mowers
    T-8 Soft Ride
    Maximum deflection
    Improved traction and footprint
    Gentle ride similar to air
    35 MHP continuous
    Excellent shock absorption
    Excellent stability and safety
  • Foam Filling for Forklifts
    T-15 Mid Purpose
    Average duty
    Improved traction and footprint
    Excellent ride characteristics
    35 MPH continuous
    Provides extra ballast
    Excellent stability and safety
  • Foam Filling for Tractors and Telehandlers
    T-25 All Purpose
    Heavy duty
    Industrial and Construction tyres
    Best heat resistance
    35 MPH continuous
    Four hours at 55 MPH
    Balance between ride and carrying capacity
    Provides extra ballast
    Excellent stability and safety
  • Foam Filling for JCBs and Loaders
    T-30 Heavy Duty
    Heavy duty
    Industrial and Construction tyres
    Best heat resistance
    35 MPH continuous
    Four hours at 55 MPH
    Better ride than T-49 but still capable of carrying heavy loads
    Excellent stability and safety
  • Foam Filling for Earthmovers
    T-49 Maximum Duty
    Moving heavy weights over short distances
    Slow speed equipment
    Improved traction
    Special applications
    Extreme service
    Minimum deflection
    Excellent stability and safety
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Puncture proof your tyres with the Big Tyres Foam Filling service