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How many of you keep spare tires for mowers on the trailer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by spazfam, May 25, 2007.

  1. spazfam

    spazfam LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    I was wondering how many keep spare mower tires on the trailer. Blew a rear yesterday afternoon on our Deere 717a after picking up something in the sidewall. Needless to say it was a long day in 91 deg heat waiting for the tire to be brought out.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    At least one spare for every size mower tire goes out with the maintenance trailers...several velky tires too.
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    We carry one of each, front/rear
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    No spare tires.

    But, all tires filled with Slime plus carry several cans of Fix-a-Flat and tire plugs.
  5. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    I used to, but they just got weathered & were flat when I needed them. I have all of my tires slimed & carry a flat repair kit in the truck as well as some fix-a-flat.
  6. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Yes, a flat repair kit will solve a lot of problems. It's pretty easy.

    That slime stuff is pretty good too. The thing is though, if a lot of time passes, it will rust out your rim and you'll have to replace the rim with the tire.

    At the moment, I do have one spare WB wheel assy in my truck.
  7. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    We keep one spare drive tire for the ZTRs, and no flat, semi-pneumatic, front caster tires. Plus slime and repair kits also.
  8. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,694

    I carry a spare for my 48 WBs.
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    What's a spare tire ?

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