Caster wheels

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by toddman35, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. toddman35

    toddman35 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    I was wondering what you guys use on your front caster wheels? It seems like I am always filling mine up with air (John Deere F525). I was just wondering if any of you use a sealant, or something along those lines to fill them? thanks
     
  2. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    I just deflated all of them on my walkbehinds, theres not that much wieght on them anyway so it dosn't make a difference. On riders you can't do that though.
     
  3. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    You're making your life a lot more difficult by diflating them. Mowers are ALOT easier to roll around when the front wheels are inflated.
     
  4. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    call 1-866-6635287 (toll free) for landshark supercasters.
     
  5. jnmaney

    jnmaney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    i see a lot of sealant in the tires on our machines, guys dont check the pressure though after putting it in..the person fixing our tires will a lot of times put a tube into save a couple dollars.
     
  6. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 433

    FYI: The weight on the front tires of my 36" was around 60-70 pounds, with a 10 pound difference to one side because of the engine placement.

    After constantly refilling the front tires with air, early in the season. (My cut was actually off by an 1/8-1/4 inch between the blades.)

    I decided to invest in a pair of foam filled tires.
    The price was $100 for the pair but I haven't had to worry about the tire pressure in them since.
     
  7. Jeff in AL

    Jeff in AL LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 731

    Last year we started replacing the caster tires with a solid foam/rubber. It does add a few pounds to the machine, but does not cause any problems.
    Our guys love them, because they are the tires that they have the most trouble with.
    They are not a cheap as having a tube put in, but the cost is well worth it, as to not have to worry with them going flat. Most "caster tires" run in the 30.00-60.00 range, depending on the size. We have heard of some people saying that they develope a flat spot from sitting, like over the winter. We have not seen any as of yet though.

    Hope this helps.
    Jeff in AL
     

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