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Old 04-14-2012, 06:26 AM
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Default Tractor Tires for Playground

I'm excited to be getting 2 huge tractor tires delivered FREE today for my playground!!

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Old 04-14-2012, 06:49 PM
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OH!!!OH!!! I never thought of Freecycle!!! Thanks so much!!! I've been trying to get a couple/three of the same and have been wracking my brain for who I can hit up!!! What a great idea!
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:11 PM
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I've been thinking about doing this myself! But I wanted to make sure they are partially buried or filled in a way that there was not water pooling and sitting in the tires. That is a safety concern.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:23 PM
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I know people who bury the bottom of them, but also put in drain holes on the side that sits on the ground.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 AM
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I'm going to paint it green & orange.

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:22 AM
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I keep telling dh to hook the trailer and get me some. I'm going to bury them in the ground, half way. My kids love to climb on the inside and hide.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:19 AM
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do they leave black rubber marks on the kids from climbing? For those of you that have these can you post pictures so that I can see what you have done with them. Thank you-
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:36 AM
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Oh yes! That's why I'm in the process of painting these!
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:55 AM
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What kind of paint will work on the rubber?? What are you using??
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:20 AM
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any kind will stick. I'm using spray paint.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:27 AM
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any kind will stick. I'm using spray paint.
You need to use arcrylic latex paint. You can buy it in spray can form.

Anything else will wash off, fade, chip or crack off.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:34 AM
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Oh really? Good thing that's what I bought. LOL. Good to know.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:45 AM
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Oh really? Good thing that's what I bought. LOL. Good to know.
Yep. Painted tires on play grounds are pretty common here. I have seen them in mulitple sizes.....we are lucky enough to have some of the world's largest open-pit iron ore mines here so we can get tires that are from GIANT earth movers and dump-trucks so imagine the fun kids have on those!

Here is how large they are:

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