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Kglenn04
10-15-2008, 06:44 PM
so I finilaly got my trailer to day and my tire on my mower pops do to the fact that I was running boards instead of a drop down gate. anyone know how much tires run and where I can get a drop down gate?

IN2MOWN
10-15-2008, 06:46 PM
Can you get a can of Fix a Flat and put it in the tire? I think they run 4.95...

Gates? Talk to a welder...

Richard Martin
10-15-2008, 07:00 PM
I usually get my tires from www.cedarrapidstire.com

Kglenn04
10-15-2008, 07:14 PM
thanks fellas

djchiodo3
10-15-2008, 07:18 PM
Just curious. What caused the tire to blow or pop? Was there a nail in the wood. How much pressure did you have in the tire that would make it pop. Why not plug the tire.

NIXRAY
10-15-2008, 09:21 PM
Whats the size you need PM, I contract to a major tire dealer in Holland? ball park for a tire (w/ mounting) $12-45

Kglenn04
10-16-2008, 03:45 AM
Just curious. What caused the tire to blow or pop? Was there a nail in the wood. How much pressure did you have in the tire that would make it pop. Why not plug the tire.

im guessin it was a nail or a wood sliver

mngrassguy
10-16-2008, 07:11 PM
I ran with boards for a ramp for years and never had a tire blow. Carry a plug kit in your glove box.

Kglenn04
10-16-2008, 10:57 PM
right but the mower kind of slid off on a angle...

greenred
10-16-2008, 11:42 PM
I bought a tandem axle car trailer and took it to one of my local trailer dealers and they installed a very nice gate for around 200 bucks. This was of course 8 or more years ago so I imagine the cost has gone up. The nice thing about the gate was it was made so I could remove it and put the ramps on if I ever wanted to transport a vehicle, which I did a couple of times.

Kennedy Landscaping
10-16-2008, 11:44 PM
I buy Turf Savers from wally world. As far as the gate yeah talk to a welder, how about some pictures of the trailer, sounds like your off to a good start. Just dont buy so much at one time you go into debt and lose your business

Kglenn04
10-17-2008, 01:08 AM
sweet very nice

brucec32
10-17-2008, 10:00 AM
There are used modest sized, modest capacity utility trailers with ramps for sale for probably less than a welder would charge to fabricate and mount a ramp, I'd think.

And you can plug that tire if it's not destroyed. Takes 2 min.

corey4671
10-17-2008, 10:37 AM
Did the tire blowout or did you run it off the side of the board? Sounds like if you did the latter you just knocked it off the bead. If that is the case you don't need a new tire. You just need to reseat the bead which can easily be done with a ratchet strap if it is a tubeless tire.
Put the strap around the tire and ratchet it down while airing the tire up. Keep ratcheting until the air stops rushing out around the bead.