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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,473

    Both my velke tires are flat so I bought some fixaflat the other day and filled one of them up. Now the one tire is inflated way to much and the other one is still flat. I pumped air into it and the air leaks from around the valve. Do I need to get new tires or what can I do? What psi do you guys like to run the tires in?
  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    You can try replacing the valve.

    I run the rears on my rider at 22 PSI and my WB at 28PSI.
  3. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 661

    Tighten or replace the valve. Next time try Slime. It does much better, the fix-a-flat tends to throw a tire out of balance. At least with a vehicle or trailer tire anyway.
    The Slime seems to seal up better and is permenant where as the fix-a-flat is not.
    Thought about filling all my tires with slime as a preventative maintenance just in case I run over a nail and I am in the middle of a job.
  4. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    Slime is the way to go. Use it to prevent many problems. We put in all of our equipment. I've got it in my 4 wheeler's tires and the mesquite thorns do no damage. It's great.

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