Approximately twenty years ago, those of us working in the off-road heavy equipment industry regularly witnessed a high amount of failures in machines operating on cement or other hard surfaces. Extended steel rims were used with small, hard, rubber wheels. When these rubber tires chipped and chunked, vibrations and bouncing sent shockwaves into the machine, causing shortened life and expensive repairs, not to mention stress on operators. Drivetrain components (U-joints and articulation joints) in particular often suffered from stress cracks caused by vibrations and a bouncing machine.
TY Cushion Tire, LLC2275 E. Francis St.
TY Cushion Tire is the innovator of the solid cushion tire line. Our skid-steer tire line was the first to introduce the "Aperature Structure" solid tire. This unique structure allows the solid tire to ride like a regular pneumatic tire without the hassle of puncture tires. By reducing the amount of rubber used on the solid tire, it allows us to reduce total weight (including wheels) by up to 30%, therefore increasing your fuel efficiency.
Breakthrough design combined with unique rubber compound, allows our solid tire to wear more evenly and last longer.