Low Pressure Tire Gauge ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Sep 26, 2000.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Where can I find a tire gauge that will measure 15lbs. or less. The tire gauge I use on the car will not register any pressure for the tires on my mower. Thanks for your advice.
    Mowman
     
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Most auto parts stores have them.
     
  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,940

    Mowman,

    Go to your local Speed Shop and look at their models. Some of them are liquid filled, some are even illuminated!! But plan on spending a good $50.00 for a decent one. 2 lbs of Air in my Dixie tires is equal to 5/8" at ends of deck! So accuracy IS just as important as Drag Slicks. Also, now that it is getting cooler out, check your pressures again as temps here are in the high 40's in the morning.

    Hope this helps.

     
  4. Jerrys Lawn Service

    Jerrys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Mowman, Digital is the way to go, I picked mine up at a local Coctco warehouse it measures down to 1 pound! I paid about 20 bucks.

    Good Luck!
    jerryslawnservice@home.com
     
  5. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Northern Tools carries one for about $15.
     
  6. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    I bought one at Walmart for less than $5. Goes from 0 - 20 lbs. Works great.


    Jim
     
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,849

    The day I pay 50$ for a air guage is the day gas gets back to 90 cents and that will be never
     
  8. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    motorcycle shops will have a five dollar pencil gauge quad tires run on 3-5 psi
     
  9. bondlawn

    bondlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    NAPA auto parts carries a 0-20 lb. gauge for less than 20 bucks. I've used mine for 3 years with no problems. Like dixie1 said, Dixie Choppers are critical for proper tire pressure. Who knows if a gauge is accurate, but as long as you are using the same gauge for all the tires it doesn't matter if its a pound off.
     
  10. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 490

    Bicycle or motorcycle shop.
     

Share This Page