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Tire Tread Driveway
We're sending along a few photos of projects our tire recycling company has gotten involved in since we launched operations a couple years ago after reading ideas for recycling tires in FARM SHOW.
One of the most exciting ideas we've had is using tire treads to build a driveway road-bed. We completely covered the roadbed with steel-belted treads and then covered the treads with apple rock. The photo shows the driveway when it was halfway finished. Another photo shows the way we use rubber chips as a safety cushion around swing sets. This installation was done at a local elementary school. Much safer and cleaner than pea gravel or sand. We also use chips to make walkways. Much cheaper than concrete sidewalks. A third photo shows a shear cutter we built for cutting tires in half - steel belts, beads, and all. We spent less than $2,000 using steel parts and hydraulics we found at local salvage yards. The self-contained unit's wide blade slices through car and truck tires in seconds. (James E. Jones, Lifelong Tire Recycling, 3030SE41st, Paris, Texas 75460)

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4