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Old 12-21-1999, 09:34 AM
lawngator lawngator is offline
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Hey folks,<br>On the previous forum, we started a thread on tire sealant. I'm still looking for something besides Slime. I don't really like the idea of having them foam filled. It sounds like it makes them to hard. Anybody out there know of other products that have worked. Thanks, Bill
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Old 12-21-1999, 10:32 AM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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I use Dawn liquid dish soap around the tire bead when I put the front tires on the rim. It makes it easier to get the tire on the rim and also seems to seal the bead to the rim. I also run about 25 to 30 pounds of air in the front to help hold the seal. I haven't had a flat tire in the past two seasons. Give this idea a try.<p><p>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br><br>
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Old 12-21-1999, 12:37 PM
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I have used Slime and that's all it was. I now use a tire sealer made by Stens. I have it in my mowers, trailer and truck tires. It works pretty well. <br>Go to my profile, there you will find a link to my site.<br>
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Old 12-21-1999, 02:22 PM
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My latest Dixie Chopper came with tire sealant from the factory. Both front and rear tires kept their pressure much better than without it. I believe the sealant is called AmerSeal. It is made by American Sealants in Clay Center, Kansas. I knocked a front tire off the bead this year and the sealant wiped up with a paper towel or rag.It is water soluble. I buy it from my local Dixie Chopper dealer.<p>----------<br>Larry<br>
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Old 12-21-1999, 06:43 PM
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I go to the local tractor store and buy the tire sealer uses by farmers. It runs like $20/ gal and works very well. <p>might give it a try<p><p>----------<br>Greg <br>Manicured Lawns of Springfield
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Old 12-22-1999, 07:22 AM
LawnMonkeySoftware LawnMonkeySoftware is offline
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When we were at the trade show in Baltimore this November, we had a booth right beside &quot;multi-seal&quot;. They had crowds of people watching demonstrations and videos. Their biggest selling point is that it is used by the army.<p>You might want to give them a shot. Try their web site at<p><p>----------<br>Lawn Monkey Software<br><br>
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Old 01-02-2000, 03:39 PM
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Foam-filled tires can be filled at a lower pressure, but they may still be firmer than you desire. We foam-fill all our turf tires. They last longer, never cut unevenly due to pressure drop and never have any downtime. I wouldn't ever run a mower without foam filling all the tires.
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Old 06-21-2002, 03:55 PM
Jimbo Jimbo is offline
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Where do you get the foam and how is it installed? I tought you had to buy complete new tires with foam already installed.

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