I am considering foam filling the tires on my 1025R TLB. I use it primarily for residential mowing and snow removal, but do use the bucket and backhoe for dirt work as needed. This fall I am planning on cutting a path through the woods to access the lower part of the property, and will be working on sloped surfaces with a fair amount of partially buried glass and metal. I suspect that at one time this part of the land was either the burn pile or dump site for an old farm. We still find the old thick glass medicine bottles in that area.
The truth is I hate checking and filling the tires on a regular basis, and would like to negate a potential future issue with flats.
I am wondering what the cons are. Since the 1025 FEL doesn't lift that much, I doubt that the foam will limit lifting capacity. I have read the weight of the foam can add to the wear of the rims and wheel bearings. Not sure if that is accurate, since these tractors are made to run with wheel weights. I am also concerned with traction for mowing and snow removal, as I have many sloped areas. I have turf tires and about 120 hours after 2 years, so wear and tear will be minimal.
Any input is greatly appreciated.