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grass disaster
04-12-2005, 08:07 PM
do any of you take some kind of air supply with you in the case of a flat tire.

i am going to be traveling some greater distances this year and if i get a leaker i'll be s.o.l.

or do you guys carry a couple cans of fix a flat.

i have a enclosed trailer so storage won't be a problem

04-12-2005, 08:10 PM
Don't leave home without them..............

04-12-2005, 08:10 PM
We have air over hydro on one truck, and a tank that we fill and put in the other maint trailer. You can pick up a tank fairly cheap and just fill er up at the shop. :)

04-12-2005, 08:10 PM
Portable air tank, Fix-a-flat and Slime in every truck and trailer!

Along with extra belts and blades too....

04-12-2005, 08:11 PM
Air tanks that is..........

04-12-2005, 08:31 PM
I used too. Now I just carry a regular bicyle pump, it works perfect for Both of my mowers, try it you will be surprised. Fixaflat incase the truck gets a flat.

04-12-2005, 08:34 PM
I use an Air Man portable compressor. It plugs into cig. lighter or 12V power point. It works great and fits under the seat of the truck. The downside: It takes forever to inflate a truck tire. Matt

04-12-2005, 08:51 PM
Same here small compressor that plugs into lighter socket and some fix-a-flat too!!

04-12-2005, 09:06 PM
I carry a portable air compressor that plugs into a power point in the truck, 2 or 3 cans of fix a flat, tire repair kits, and a phone number to a friend that will come help if none of those work first.

04-12-2005, 09:52 PM
I picked up a portable air container for about $20 at Sears. Just fill it up at a gas station or your own compressor if you have one. Well worth the minor expense, has saved my butt many times already.

brinlee lawn
04-12-2005, 10:07 PM
I carry a portable tank and fix a flat. :waving:

Metro Lawn
04-12-2005, 10:12 PM
We carry either a small 12v air comp. or an air tank, several cans of fix-a-flat, and a tire plug kit.

04-12-2005, 10:54 PM
I've had the plug in air compressors but the problem with them though is that if you have a flat say on a Z right at the truck's door you are okay, but if you are actually cutting and quite a ways from the truck well then the only way it will do you any good is to drive on a flat and chance damaging the tire and or rim further. That's why much I prefer an air tank over them.

Jason Rose
04-12-2005, 11:15 PM
I carry an air tank, really handy for low or leaking mower tires to get thru a day! I also carry plugs to plug holes caused by nails and stuff. I have fixed MANY holes in trailer tires because I wear then slick before I replace them!

04-13-2005, 12:39 AM
Iknow alot of people have the air bumper just hook a hose up u got air it will hold up to 200 lb ithink

grass disaster
04-13-2005, 12:45 AM
Iknow alot of people have the air bumper just hook a hose up u got air it will hold up to 200 lb ithink

what's an air bumper how long does it hold air????

grass disaster
04-13-2005, 12:55 AM
how long do those air tanks hold air? does it have a release valve on it cause it'll be in the enclosed i wouldn't want the thing to explode.

a 5 gallon would probably sute me just fine. i should get a couple cans of fix a flat and a tire plug kit.

04-13-2005, 01:46 AM
Last year we decided to purchase a honda gas powered air compressor for one of our crews. Even though it was 700.00 It was a very good invesment. Not only are we able to air up tires but we are able to change blades and make major repairs out on the job. Next year we plan to buy one for the other two trucks.

04-13-2005, 08:37 PM
Air tank and fix-a-flat on every trailer and in every truck.

Richie K

www.kulakandcompany.com :dizzy:

04-13-2005, 09:12 PM
I just have a 12 volt air pump, works great, but a little slow. It suits my needs though. Simply plugs into the cigarette lighter on my truck.

A friend of mine bought that fix-a-flat stuff, and it didn't even come out of the bottle. lol Im not saying all of them are like that, but thats my only experience with them.

Its defintly a good idea to keep some sort of air inflator with you.

good luck


grass disaster
04-13-2005, 11:01 PM
how long do the tanks hold air?

04-13-2005, 11:31 PM
how long do the tanks hold air?
I have a 20# Co2 tank with a regulator and 10' hose, I can air up about 200 mower tires before I need a $10 refill and the plus side is that I can run a impact wrench in the middle of BFE if I need to

Jason Rose
04-14-2005, 12:34 AM
how long do the tanks hold air?

If you have a decent tank that dosn't leak it should hold pressure for a long time. Mine will hold 100 lbs all winter sitting in the garage. if it leaked even the slightest bit it would be empty in a few days... My tank came fron a neghibor, someone told him that after 5 years or so he should get a new one cause they could rust inside and explode. I think the guy that sold him a new one told him that... Iv'e used it ever since and if I run the presure down in it I promptly re-fill it when I get home. Never sees a day without air pressure in it (usually 120 lbs) and it hasn't exploded yet... lol.

Just remember, all that air in there can be heavy, so make sure you have it where you want it before you put 120 pounds in it! :alien: :rolleyes: