Anybody use Tire Slime?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Desoto_Lawn_Care, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Desoto_Lawn_Care

    Desoto_Lawn_Care LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 49

    I've had 2 flat tires on my ZTR in the past 2 weeks. First tire I ran over a busted beer bottle and filled it up with slime and it's holding up good after 2 weeks. Second one I had to plug but it still has tiny leaks. Good idea to slime this one too or just replace it?
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    If tire sealer will work, I would say go that route. I'm guessing your tires are pretty new and have plenty of tread still left???
  3. Desoto_Lawn_Care

    Desoto_Lawn_Care LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 49

    Ya, I got this bottle of green slime from a local commercial dealer and it worked awesome on the first tire, but who knows how long the other tire will last with the slime and a plug in it. Both tires have plenty of tread.
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    i would slime it i have a cuts and holes all over mine. once in awhile i have this real big cut that blows air so i will park the mower withth cut down and that fixes it for another two weeks
  5. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    slime it, i did the same to one of my rear tires this A.M.
    THE stuff works great.
    i even have the the tube type and its been holding. whoo hoo
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Slime is good stuff.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Replaced a tire and tube. I purchased the tube prefilled with slime. I don't think I would mess with slime in direct contact with iron, it tends to rust.

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    All the tire in all our machines have slime
  9. drelgan

    drelgan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    We have some tire dealers in our area that are refusing to work on tires that have had any kind of sealant put in them. Don't know why---money is money.
  10. BQLC

    BQLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 574

    I have used Slime on a lot of equipment with no problems.

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