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Old 05-01-2005, 07:54 PM
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repairing flats on front castor wheels

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I was just wondering if it is ok to put plugs in the front little wheels of ZTR mowers or walk behinds. Since there is no tread on them, I didnt know if it would work. And also, does anyone know of any stores that carry tire bead sealer. I went to Autozone and some other local auto stores and cannot find the stuff. Thanks for your help.

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Old 05-01-2005, 07:56 PM
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I plug my front tires and it works fine, not sure where you can find a bead sealer at.
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:15 PM
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just get the solid tiers and don't worry about flats
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:20 PM
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At $80 a tire. Thats quite some money for those little solid tires. Plus I havent had a flat on my front wheels for quite a while until now. So I dont see spending that much. Just carry a tire repair kit and a mini air compressor.

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:31 PM
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At $80 a tire. Thats quite some money for those little solid tires. Plus I havent had a flat on my front wheels for quite a while until now. So I dont see spending that much. Just carry a tire repair kit and a mini air compressor.

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yes they are pricey but you never have to buy tires again
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:32 PM
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put a bottle of slime in each wheel and no more flats.
works great, worked on mine.
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:36 PM
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Will slime seal bead leaks. One of my walk behind mowers has small leaks right on the bead.

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:40 PM
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Will slime seal bead leaks. One of my walk behind mowers has small leaks right on the bead.

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I'm not sure, bead leaks are usually caused by rust, if the slime gets to the leak area I think it will seal it. I know it seals anything in the rubber.
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If you put enough slime in to cover the tire bead it should take care of it.
I purchase my bead sealer from a local NAPA auto parts store,If there isn't one in your area ckeck at your local auto tire stores they should be able to direct you where to find it.


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At $80 a tire. Thats quite some money for those little solid tires. Plus I havent had a flat on my front wheels for quite a while until now. So I dont see spending that much. Just carry a tire repair kit and a mini air compressor.

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You can get Scag rims which you can take apart and replace the tube($6) yourself...it is a real nice design! The other alternative is to go to Discount and they will mount new tire $20.
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