Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This Is A Great Tire For The Homestead...!


I'm impressed by the fact tht these tires are virtually carefree!

Imagine, having a set of these on your BOV or your day to day ride around the retreat. No more having to worry about air compressors, spares, flats, repair kits...all the fun stuff.

If these perform as intended, it would be a definite improvement over the tires we depend on now...don't you think?


I think that the ride could also help to increase gas milage, since the pressure is always the same! I don't know this for sure, but to me it only makes sense! You have to admit, they look pretty cool going down the road!


After looking at this unique design where the ribs replace the air chamber on regular tires, I really have to wonder how the ride feels.

I can see so many times where this design and this tire could really help to keep us from harms way, and assist in the need to get out of Dodge with very few stops or delays due to tire problems!



These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon. The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.
Just think of the impact on existing technology:
A. No more air valves...
B. No more air compressors at gas stations....
C. No more repair kits...
D. No more flats...
These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit...OK?

24 comments:

Rod said...

HermitJim
They sure do look neat but what happens when you have to drive down a muddy road? I see a balance problem happening!

HermitJim said...

Hey Rod...
I guess that they will try all the possible scenarios during the testing. Still a lot of questions to e answered, but it should be a fun ride getting there!

Thanks for coming by, my friend!

OGT said...

looks like were going back to the waggon wheel. lol

since most new cars have a computer on board all the cops are gonna have to do soon is point and press a button and your car will shut off. Watch, soon each car will have to be equiped with a computer chip that can be used by law enforcement to disable your car when they want to.


Its late but thanks to your post Im thinking about tires and technology and stuff. good time for coffee.

HermitJim said...

Hey OGT...
Guess that's just one more reason to buy an older car and put the new tires on it! Besides, an older car won't be as likely to fail in case of an EMP...ya know?

Hey, thanks for coming by this morning, my friend!

Gary Near Death Valley said...

Wonder how it would do out in this desert? With so much cactus around, but me thinks it would do well, no flats.

And here is an automatic coffee machine ....free of courshttp://www.cartoline.it/pics/_zoom_flash.htm?immagine=scherzi_150404_01.swf The coffee is on me this morning just put in the quarter.

Anonymous said...

Looks cool, but will it make a nice tire swing? Maybe, could be aerodynamic, little Timmy or Suzie will have to take some care.

Rod, I had not considered that mud collection problem, but it makes sense - your rid would be compromised, unless the tire rim is manufactured to use centrepital (sp?) force to throw it out. Very good point.

Thanks HermitJim - you have an outstanding day.

houstonmom said...

Good morning. I also was thinking about the EMP. I've been reading too many books. The electricity blinks and I have a heart attack:)

Enjoy the coffee.

MADDOG said...

the concept is great for the sheeeeple living in there multi famliy unit's but them things would last 10 second's on my road were anything less nthan 8 ply is eaten for breakfeast. the road crews grader lost a tire last month . i would like a set for our car we leave at a friends home in town though. as always love your posts read with my coffee peace --maddog--

MADDOG said...

the concept is great for the sheeeeple living in there multi famliy unit's but them things would last 10 second's on my road were anything less nthan 8 ply is eaten for breakfeast. the road crews grader lost a tire last month . i would like a set for our car we leave at a friends home in town though. as always love your posts read with my coffee peace --maddog--

rangersquirrel said...

Interesting - I wonder if they're harder on the roads?

Does this mean that my spare tire will get thinner too?

YeOldFurt said...

Now that's a concept. Wonder how much they'll be? Just had to replace a tire on the tractor and another on the wife's truck because of mesquite thorns. Expenses we really don't need right now.
YeOldFurt

Baby Sis said...

Bubba-
Just asked our corporate fleet manager about these. He says, yep, the ride is very rough, and there is almost no traction because the tires don't move under the vehicle like regular air tires. But, he says, they are good for what you're looking for, dependable with no facilities around. Been out a few years, he says, but still being improved. Ain't it always the way....how many years can you have "new and improved" before there is a 2 year "liquidation" sale?

Did it MY way said...

The run flat tires going away? Seems technology has always been lagging when it comes to tires. Wonder why?

I'll have a coffee & cig while I ponder this.

See Ya

JoJo said...

Good Morning my Special One,
I guess these wouldn't work on my MH :). They look like they can work on those nice sleek cars.
Let have another coffee and sit out on the patio. I am in heaven with this weather.

HermitJim said...

Hey Gary...
I'm thinking that they would make a great desert tire as well! Only one way to find out...we'll have to see if they will give us one for a field test!

Hey, I appreciate you dropping by today!


Hey Anon 7:10...
I hadn't thought about the tire swing factor! Be a shame if they couldn't be recycled for that!

Thanks for the thoughts and the visit today, my friend!


Hey Kris...
Of course, it doesn't help that we are living in the spot where 25% of the country's petrochemicals are refined...reason enough to get nervous, I reckon!

Thanks for the visit again...and also once again, tell DH that congrats are in order for finishing the Chicago marathon!


Hey Maddog...
Sounds like your road is a bear to drive on! Should help to keep folks away, if need be...

I sure am glad to see you again, and I thank you for your visit!


Hey Ranger...
It seems like they would be easier on the road, but no way to tell without seeing all the facts behind the testing!

Thanks for the input and the visit, my man!


Hey YOF...
See3ms like a tractor tire like this would be a great idea, for sure! At least, the thorns wouldn't be a problem anymore.

I appreciate you coming by today, Jesse!


Hey Sis...
Thanks for asking about these for us! Always good to have someone that knows someone...if ya know what I mean? Probably won't go on the market until after the government decides we can't buy them, "for our own good"...you know how that goes!

I sure appreciate4 you coming by today!


Hey Tony...
Seems like these tires have been around for awhile...so I reckon you're right! I think that the first use if these types of tires was like in the 40s...

It is worth a good pondering session, isn't it?

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!


Hey JoJo...
Maybe they will make one for us poor types that we can use on our MH...or our campers!

Certainly hope so...

Hey, thanks for coming over, sweetie! You have a great day!

Rae said...

Very interesting. I bet they will cost a bunch. Sure would be nice not to have to worry about flat tires though.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Not a bad idea at all!
They don´t have air compressors at our gas staitions if they have closed for the day, they tend to get stolen. When I get tire problems is just after they have closed for the day :-)

I would but it ´directly!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rae...
I'll bet they will be pricey, but for someone liing out in the boonies it might be worth it!

Thanks for the visit today, Rae!


Hey Christer...
Seems like the way that things always work out, isn't it?

Hey, I appreciate you dropping by today!

Kyddryn said...

Hmm...neat stuff, Mister Hermit, sir...I'd like to see them going around the rally course at the track - it has tight corners, fast turns, a wet/dry skid pad, and some quick little straights; a good place to test cars and their gear (and to have a bit of fun with your car/truck/van when no one's looking)(shh...let's keep that between us).

I'd like to see how those tires handle high-speed cornering, how much give they have, how they handle quick acceleration and braking, skids, and how well they do under adverse conditions (I'd worry about mud accumulation, especially here in Georgia where we are blessed with more than our fair share of sticky, heavy, red clay soil)...but even if they don't do very well, I can see them being quite useful on estate cars and the like, things that don't leave paved or packed surfaces.

Thanks for the look!

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
Souds like you should be a volunteer for test driving some of these! I think that would be a good idea...'cause you already have close access to a track!

You haven't been trying out the van again, have you? Don't worry...I won't tell anyone!

Thanks a lot for coming by...!

Kyddryn said...

Hey, Mister Hermit sir - there's a reason I don't drive the worker transport vans around the track any more. Heh. Heheheh...

I kept scaring the workers.

But really, I was just taking the racing line...and you know, those extended-wheelbase vans handle a lot better than people give them credit for...and I always kept (mostly) four wheels on the pavement.

No one was sleepy when I dropped them off, anyway...

Now, my van Rosie has been around once or twice at very sedate speeds. I don't think we've ever done more than ninety or so (on the straights). What?

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

HermitJim said...

Hey K...
See? I always KNEW you were a wild thing! I just knew it!

I think that's really pretty cool, to tell the truth! But then, you're a pretty cool lady all around!

Wyn Boniface said...

I want!

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

That is a pretty interesting concept Jim. I hav'nt seen anything on this before. I think they would be too brittle for the cold Canadian winters though, but maybe not. I guess time will tell.