Constantly getting flats on mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ballstar, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. ballstar

    ballstar Banned
    Posts: 37

    My JD 717 loves to get flats. I usually plug and fill, and keep on mowing. But, I'm getting tired of having to do this. Is there a product to fill the tires with, and never have to worry about this again? Thanks
  2. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,582

    Slime the tires
    Slime is green and sold at most auto places
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    Yep, slime in generous amounts.
  4. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    I've tried them all and Multi-Seal works the best.

  5. Leaf Jockey

    Leaf Jockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 360

    When I start seeing a rash of flats on the mowers it can usually be traced back to the trailer ramp. A piece of the expanded steel breaks and the sharp edge cuts the tires.

  6. JHLC

    JHLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I had more than my share after the hurricanes several years back. Everyone go a new roof, I got the nails. I have never had real good luck with slime. Half of the time I still have to put in a plug.
  7. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    Where do you get multi-seal at? Currently I am using slime but looking at the multi-seal website, it looks like it really would be a great asset in the field.
  8. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    To never have to worry about a tire again is a dream that ain't gonna happen. You can only plug, patch, slime and pump a tire so many times. When it becomes a daily ritual you know it's time to go buy a new tire.*trucewhiteflag*
  9. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    Sounds like time tested advice !!
  10. S.A.L.

    S.A.L. LawnSite Member
    from NOLA
    Posts: 226

    I carry a can of fix-a-flat.

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