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Natural Rubber Versus Synthetic Tire Tubes- What is the Difference?

Inner tubes for off road tires such as tractor, lawn mower, skid steer and other types of equipment are generally manufactured using synthetic rubber or natural rubber materials. The natural rubber material is a higher quality, heavier duty, thicker rubber. While it costs more, many heavy duty users may require the extra durability to prevent tube failure. It should be noted that there are MANY reasons for a tire tube to fail. Improper installation, issues with the tire or rim themselves or using the incorrect sized tube can all lead to premature tube failure.
photo of a natural rubber tractor tire tube sold by Ken Jones Tires

Advantages of Natural Rubber Tire Tubes

Natural rubber tubes in general are heavier duty and usually last longer.
They are more expensive than standard tubes, but if your applications require the better quality tube, you will save money in the long run avoiding costly downtime, headaches and more. There are many cheap tube brands out there, and many times- you get what you pay for. At Ken Jones Tires, we only offer quality, well tested products from the top tire tube manufacturers. We are constantly looking to offer the best options of tube brands with varying prices to our customers – many times good better and best options when possible.

Inner Tube Size Options

Recently we have added Dobermann Natural Rubber Tire Tubes to our website. We are stocking many more sizes, such as smaller farm, industrial, skid steer etc…The Dobermann brand is a good product and more competitively priced than some of the more well know brands.

All Tube Brands We Offer

*Natural Rubber Tubes
**Both Synthetic and Natural Rubber Tubes Available

Installation Tips

Click the link below for some tips on installing natural rubber tire tubes.
Rear Tractor/Forestry Tube Installation Tips from Firestone

A Few Things to Keep in Mind Before Purchasing Tire Tubes

  • One sized tire tube can fit MANY different tire sizes
  • RADIAL TIRE TUBES can be installed in both RADIAL TIRES AND BIAS TIRES, but BIAS TIRE TUBES can only be installed in BIAS TIRES.
  • ALWAYS use a NEW tube with a NEW TIRE
  • Tube Type (designated by the letters “TT” after your tire size”) REQUIRE the use of a tube
  • Tire tubes CAN be used in TUBELESS (non tube type) tires as well

Specialty Tire Experts at Ken Jones Tires

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