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    Aside from drinking safety, rubber, especially tires, is pretty freaking incredible materials/things.
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    Hey, they say that only certain types of plastic bottles are safe to drink out of. Vulcanized, chemically treated tires can't be much better.

    My guess is that it's probably unhealthy for a human, but a cow's life is short enough to not allow enough carcinogens to build up enough.

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    Plus, I got to turn junk into something useful.
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    I just swung by the Rodale institute.....widely know to be environmental and health wackos...


    Apparently the safest garden hose to drink out of is made from plain old vulcanized rubber.


    Most other stock tanks are plastic or galvanized steel. From what I have read the rubber tire is the safest.


    I am not a scientist though....and am curious enough now that I will ask my NRCS man.
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    You guys probably already knew this, but I just found out that clarinet and saxophone mouth pieces are made from vulcanized rubber.
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    Yea, I knew that!!!

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    Dodged a bullet yesterday. Had a low tire on the chipper the other day and I had been meaning to change it out. Tread a tad worn from the weight of the chipper being heavier on one side than the other. Seems so anyway.
    So I pre-ordered a tire so as to have it done whilst I had to make a trip to the ranching store with tractor supplies about an hour away. Pulled the tire and wow! The whole inside side wall was split just short of catastrophic failure. Got new tire and I figured for good measure, a dust cap had gone missing, new bearings and grease and do a brake inspection.
    Shoes were falling apart. Like chunks gone. Still had shoe left, but shat. So new brake plates .....
    That could have ended poorly.
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    Often neglected, the road running gear on chippers.

    I?ve had two bearings disintegrate on chipper wheels whilst driving, so mea culpa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
    Yeah, rubber is pretty inert, aint it?

    Stig, those boots don't have the normal giant logger heel. Is that a 'spring heel'?
    Yep, "Spring heel"

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    Nice.
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