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View Poll Results: Most common flats
Tread Puncture 5 83.33%
Sidewall Puncture 1 16.67%
Broken Valve 0 0%
Blowout 0 0%
Rim Damage 0 0%
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:01 PM
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Tire Issues

What is the most common tire issues you have on your commercial mowers? Are they punctures? and if so where is the puncture? Is it in the sidewall most of the time? Let me know your tire horror stories. I have a simple solution that I am working on right now, that will eliminate the sidewall punctures that seem to happen so very often. I will be looking for some testers when prototypes are ready in the next 45 days. Lets hear those stories that have left you out in the field with a flat and no way to fix it until you get back to your shop.

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Old 09-18-2009, 02:08 PM
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Usually between slime and/or a pluger kit we can fix most flats from punctures, even in the sidewall. Now a tear in the sidewall may not be repairable.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:10 PM
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not much prob for me in the sidewalls. usually punctures from nails or barb wire hiding in the grass. Usually just shoot some fix a flat or slime in it and keep truckin. My last tires had a gob of that stuff in them when by the time i wore them out. For the fronts (caster style) i wear/blow out the set that comes on the mower and then get some that don't take air.
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:41 PM
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Usually from nails hidden in the lawn.
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