Popped Tires

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mikewhit1010, May 19, 2008.

  1. mikewhit1010

    mikewhit1010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    All my lawns are not the best in quality so every now and again we run over stuff. It has been just my luck that I popped two tires in the past 2 weeks. I am dropping 75$ a tire. Does anyone know of a place on line I can order WRight Walkbehind tires for cheaper then that. Shoot my Yukon has cheaper tires then that.
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Instead of replacing them, have you checked to see if they can be repaired? Most dealers have a green slime that is available that fills the puncture spot when it happens.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. mikewhit1010

    mikewhit1010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    You know I have seen that green slime but I did fix a flat and I have used it multiple times before but the whole was right near the rim. The mower was on a trailer and then BANG the tire exploded a week later. I will try that green slime.
  5. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
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    hey mike, i carry a tire (plug) repair kit, spray bottle of soapy water and a small tankless air compressor (runs off the cig. lighter), in all my vehicles. all three items can be purchased at stores such as walmart and shouldn't be more than $20 (total).

    1st time you repair your own tire, you're ahead of the game ($) and more importantly back to work in less than 5 minutes. unfortunately, plugs don't (usually) work with damage to a sidewall... unless it's a small hole. sidewalls can be patched but that'll take a lot more effort and/or time. if all else fails, look into using a tube (approximately $20) rather than replacing tires every time they go flat.

    if flats are really an ongoing issue, you may want to have the tires foam filled. good luck. have a good one.
  6. mikewhit1010

    mikewhit1010 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the input. I guess I do need to get a tire air compressor, my guy at the tire shop does plugs for free but it does hold up the day . What is foam filling a tire
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Another thing to consider with punctures is slipping in an inner tube,
    thou it only works with certain rims but it's worth checking into...

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