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how do you handle slits and holes in tires?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rbig, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. rbig

    rbig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    What tecniques do you use when confronted by sidewall slits and hole in your lawn tractor rolling stock? Plug holes, and put larger boots on slits???
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    Sidewall - need to be patched.
    Tread area - plugs or slime.

    Slime will seal a 1/4" hole and keep giong.
    Patches and slimeare available almost anywhere.

    DO NOT USE FIX-A-FLAT. You need to go 45mph to get itto work.
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

  4. rbig

    rbig LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I'm talking about rips of maybe an inch in length. Self induced rips.
  5. VegetiveSteam

    VegetiveSteam LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    Replace the tires
  6. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    Pneumaseal for the punctures in the treads. Replace for sidewall problems.
  7. Mic_bug

    Mic_bug LawnSite Member
    from N.B. MI
    Posts: 201

    sidewall problems...repalce the tires

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