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Bourgault 5.5 inch pneumatic packers

We have a 5810 with the Titan 5.5 tires and I change repair a lot of tires, and I here lots of guys use foam. I tried with no luck, so I just pull the gangs apart during loading and change a flat. Is there a way to prevent these flats?
We also have a case drill with concord style packers and have 20,000 acres or so on it and I have never changed a flat on it, but the walking beams make up for the tire changing in work.
On both drills we run 14 psi on the tires.
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Only flats we had in 6 seasons were the 2 tires destroyed by a rock stuck in between two tires up against the rock kicker. They are full of sticky slop from factory.
We find best pressure is 45 psi, more round face for more ground pressure. They never lose mud at any pressure in our soil type. Wish they were radials. Made a scraper to clean them.


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When I had a set of those packer tires I removed the stone-kickers at the end of the gangs. They are a flimsy setup and easily bend and destroy one of the tires at the end of a gang. I agree with higher pressure although can't remember what I used to run.

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