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Filling permagreen tires?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Shady Brook, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    I just took a nail in a rear tire on my new Magnum. I am not to excited by the owners manuals, and I can not find a proceedure of how to fill a repaired tire. Can anyone give me some infomration on how, and how much to put in the tires?

  2. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    I have been wondering the same thing. I punctured one last year and just put air in the new tube, no anti-freeze ballast and I notice a difference.
    I soon need to replace the drive tires and haven't yet figured this out.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Many places can fill them. Look in your yellow pages. Many tire stores, and especially many farm tractor type places can do these. They have to actually decompress them, fill them with the fluid, then fill them with air.
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    take tire off
    place on side with valve up
    take out valve stem
    get a 3' piece of 1/4'' gas line
    place over stem
    get a small funnel place in hose or what i did i got a cap off a slime bottle and placed that on the hose
    start filling with rv anti freeze
    let line berp now and then
  5. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 17,386

    I'll try it.
    Thanks Ant:clapping:
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    what i did was place it on its side on the groundand hold the hose up/
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    Did it work? Without leaking out?
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    how did u make out?
  9. somo1

    somo1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    I'd check on having them foam filled. Its kind of expensive but it saves on down time and adds weight to the machine. I wish that PG would have given the Magnum a lower center of gravity. I hate the way it feels top heavy. I know, I know, just don't fill it as much right? Well whats the reason for having one with such a big hopper then?
  10. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    The new PG sucks on hills. Don't even think about trying to turn around on even a slight hill side.

    As far as getting fluid in the tire... I would knock one side of the tire off the bead and then turn it on it's side and DUMP the RV stuff in and then finish it off with air to seat the bead again.

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