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Old 03-30-2009, 07:43 PM
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Question inregards to parts

Up until now i have bought everything through the dealer but i want to buy some parts online to service all of my equipment.

the two companies i have been looking at are J-thomas and Performance Outdoor Products

any feedback on those companies?

Also do you keep tires for your mowers on hand if so where do you order them

Machines i am looking to get parts to service are
Snapper 36"
echo SRM 210
Stihl 017
Redmax EBX80001

I am thinking of getting spark plugs and air filters for the ones that need them as well as a fuel and oil filters for the mower.

In regards to the mower how do i know when the front casters need changing?

also is it better to buy a new tire or an inner tube?

The mower tires are 13X6.5
what size tube would i get if that is what you reccomend
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:58 AM
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J-Thomas is ok, you can try Jack's Small Engines and Russo's, they are good as well. The nice thing is you can price shop alt easier/conveniently. For plugs you can also check your local car parts place (NAPA, CarQuest, etc).
If the tire has good tread left, and the side wall isn't damaged, just tube it.
Have the casters been greased? Can the bearings be replaced?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:43 AM
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I buy stuff through the dealer, but tires n such I get off ebay. I have spare tires and wheel, but I do not carry them with me. I mean, you have to carry them, then the jack, lug wrench, ect. One thing leads to another. An air tank and plug kit come in handy. I have been in a couple situtations I'm glad I have had them both.

If the tires are wore out meaning they have lots of patches/plugs, or there is not much tread, I would replace witha new tire, if not, tube will be fine. Tubes run about 10 to 12 bucks for your size, that beats 35 for a new tire, depending on where you get it. I would look at ebays pricing, you can usually get everything cheaper there.
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:23 PM
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Thanks for the Advice
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