Fix a flat tire inflator

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ToroMaster, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. ToroMaster

    ToroMaster LawnSite Member
    from Neenah
    Posts: 53

    I keep a can of fix-a-flat in my truck at all times. No matter what goes through my tires fix-a-flat works perfectly everytime. I pulled out a wire hanger out of my rear tire on my Z. By the next job it was completly flat, I used the fix-a-flat and it was just like new. I can remember using a least three other cans on the same tire. Does anyone else know what a time saver fix-a-flat is!
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    I have not had a flat yet, but I will now add a can of fix a flat to my rig for future flats. Thanks for the idea.
     
  3. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    ask your mechanic how he likes it when he has to go remove the stuff from the rim when you get a new tire. They arent real happy about those jobs.
     
  4. ToroMaster

    ToroMaster LawnSite Member
    from Neenah
    Posts: 53

    I'll let the mechanic (myself) that changes the tire every four years put up with the junk on the rim. As for fixing flats on your trucks, use a plug, the liquid throws the balance of your tire off. As for saving TONS of money in down time, I am still a huge fan of fix-a-flat.
     
  5. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,112

    I like the green "Slime" stuff. It seems to work better than fix a flat.
     
  6. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I had a local tire shop use that fix a flat stuff and the tire still leaked, slimy crap oozed out every time it got hot outside. Went to the local auto shop and bought a plug kit for 5 bucks. Took me five minutes to fix and it's held pressure ever since.
     
  7. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    If you change your own tires, you'll stop using liquid in tires real quick. What a huge mess.
    In our case each truck has a plug kit in the tool box and carries a portable air tank. At least the air tank gets used a couple times a week and saves trips to get air @ gas stations.
    Quick and easy fix.
     
  8. a a green

    a a green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    I keep 3 cans of fix a flat in the truck, And I have one of my mowers loaded with the pink slime. I was going to use the green stuff but the dealer talked my dad into putting in the pink stuff I dont know the difference. I had 2 flats in the same day at the same time on 2 different mowers, just 2 weeks ago and fix a flat didnt work. For most other problems it works. but dont try to take the tire off with any metal to metal contact that will cause a spark... and if you take the tire someplace to get it fixed let them know you used fix a flat. I Blows Up...
     
  9. jphag

    jphag LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    You know what works better? Green Slime. It is more expensive but it fills holes up to 1/4 inch thick. Since I've used it I have never had a flat. Use to get them often from running a tire across a piece of steel edging. You can get it at any Auto parts store or most lawn dealers carry it.
     
  10. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 451

    I dont know if their is any truth to this, but I was told that the fix a flat stuff and other similar products will actually make the rim rust over time from the inside out. Has anyone else heard this
     

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