View Full Version : Low Pressure Tire Gauge ?

09-26-2000, 08:55 AM
Where can I find a tire gauge that will measure 15lbs. or less. The tire gauge I use on the car will not register any pressure for the tires on my mower. Thanks for your advice.

Eric ELM
09-26-2000, 09:03 AM
Most auto parts stores have them.

09-26-2000, 09:22 AM

Go to your local Speed Shop and look at their models. Some of them are liquid filled, some are even illuminated!! But plan on spending a good $50.00 for a decent one. 2 lbs of Air in my Dixie tires is equal to 5/8" at ends of deck! So accuracy IS just as important as Drag Slicks. Also, now that it is getting cooler out, check your pressures again as temps here are in the high 40's in the morning.

Hope this helps.

Jerrys Lawn Service
09-26-2000, 11:20 AM
Mowman, Digital is the way to go, I picked mine up at a local Coctco warehouse it measures down to 1 pound! I paid about 20 bucks.

Good Luck!

09-26-2000, 05:11 PM
Northern Tools carries one for about $15.

JJ Lawn
09-26-2000, 05:25 PM
I bought one at Walmart for less than $5. Goes from 0 - 20 lbs. Works great.


09-26-2000, 07:57 PM
The day I pay 50$ for a air guage is the day gas gets back to 90 cents and that will be never

09-26-2000, 08:14 PM
motorcycle shops will have a five dollar pencil gauge quad tires run on 3-5 psi

09-26-2000, 09:47 PM
NAPA auto parts carries a 0-20 lb. gauge for less than 20 bucks. I've used mine for 3 years with no problems. Like dixie1 said, Dixie Choppers are critical for proper tire pressure. Who knows if a gauge is accurate, but as long as you are using the same gauge for all the tires it doesn't matter if its a pound off.

09-28-2000, 08:43 AM
Bicycle or motorcycle shop.

09-28-2000, 09:04 AM
Hey thanks guys. I found one at Auto Zone. Victor was the name of it. It's liquid filled and measures from 5-60 lbs. and was only $8.99. It seems to work fine. Now if I can just keep my son from walking off with it. My tools tend to come up missing every once in awhile, always find them in his back seat or his trunk. Thanks again for your input.

09-28-2000, 10:44 AM

Not to burst your bubble, but I would use that guage only for your car or light trucks tires as it will not be accurate enough around the 5-15 lb range. Try one that is 0-20 and then get a truck one that goes from 20-120. I just dont think that it will be accurate/consistant that low. But maybe your tires on your mower call for 20 or so, that would be fine then.

Good luck!!