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Flat tires in the winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chop Stuff Up, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Chop Stuff Up

    Chop Stuff Up LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 457

    Every winter I walk out to the shed, and sure enough, I have some flat tires on the equipment. You guys ever have this happen? They are fine in warm weather. I figure why replace them now, they still do the job when I need them to. Just seems odd.

    RICHIE K LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    It used to happen before i got a heated warehouse
  3. Fox Lawn & Garden

    Fox Lawn & Garden LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    Put a tube in the tire.
    No more flats.
  4. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 898

    did ya put winter air in them before storing ?? LOL just kidding

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    I know the felling, i keep a flat that's part of it.
  6. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    Since you are going to have them in a shop all winter, lift the mowers off the ground & set them on blocks so that the tires don't start to crack/weather.

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    Little gremlins.
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    as the weather gets colder, the rubber looses its flexibility and its sealing ability (remember the challenger accident back inthe 80's) so the loss in flexibility, plus the decrease in tire pressure(cold temps lowers the pressure) makes it easier for aire to slip past the bead. so it easy to have a flat tire with no detected leaks.
  9. mowpart rep4

    mowpart rep4 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    check w/ mowpart.com for the best tire sealer on the market its called multi seal

  10. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 711

    Got 2 right now sittin on the rim. DC and the Areins. If it was not 17 degrees id be out there right now.

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