Flat tire options/ need imput

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BMARK, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. BMARK

    BMARK LawnSite Member
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    Being new at this I just had my first flat on the front caster tire of my Lazer Z. Its only a puncture not torn. Do you guys usually plug, tube or use the kevlar gel that you insert into the valve stem? Using a tube doesn't seem to solve the problem as the gel I understand helps prevent some punctures. Do you plug when your on site? Appreciate your imput.
     
  2. satch

    satch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Invest in a good pluging kit.It will run you about $40.00 bucks off the TECH supply trucks.Do not buy a cheap kit the plugs are to small and the glue is poor quality.I have learned this through trial and era.
     
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,569

    I personally keep a plug kit, a can of Fix-a-flat, a large bottle of the Green Gel (Slime) and a air tank on my truck so that I figure I can address any tire issue in the field that that way.
     
  4. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    and a air tank on my truck so that I figure I can address any tire issue in the field that that way.
    I see so few LCO's here that are smart enough to do that. Check out this site and see if they can accomadate your particular machine:

    http://www.ameritire.com/
     
  5. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Instead of a air tank I have a small compressor that's rechargeable or will run off the cigarette lighter. Got it at Wal-mart.
     
  6. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 618

    put about 24 ounces of a good tire sealant such as Slime or Berrymans in it. You wont have any more flats.
     
  7. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 244

    We slime all mower tires when we buy them and like MM said we have a good plug kit, fix-a-flat a portable air comp. and a tire guage in the truck.

    As for trailer tires I would carry a spare
     
  8. BobcatZT

    BobcatZT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I run zero flats from J-Thomas. No more down time. :cool:
     
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,458

    Over the years we have tried just about every brand out there and Multi-Seal is the best.


    Oldtimer
     
  10. brbsta

    brbsta LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    I took mine to discount tire and had them fix it, they did it for free. Dosn't really happen alot for free one only so u usually can get done with the job your doing and go have it fix and take a 1/2 hour.
     

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