Repair- Tubeless tire

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Firefighter1428, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. Firefighter1428

    Firefighter1428 LawnSite Member
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    I just got a flat on my 36 Exmark Metro. It is a tubeless tire, I was wondering what has worked best for you....I have been told to get a new tire, get a tire patch, been told to get a tire patch kit and then fill with some fix a flat,

    It is a small hole from a shingle nail, right into the slot in the top of the tread. I have used fix a flat on my other walk behind but doesnt seem to last through out the lawn season, Any other quick, cheap, easy ideas to fix flat tire problems????

    This tire is only about 6 months old so I'd hate to have to replace the hole thing, I'd rather wait if possible and change both tires at the sametime at the end of this year.

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
  2. we plug them, even carry a kit on the trucks to plug them.
     
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plug it as said above. Fix a flat is not worth crap on a low speed mower tires, Thats why it hasn't worked for you. You need to remove the tire from the rim and clean all that crap out then use Slime to seal your tires; http://www.slime.com/ Slime will seal that hole without a plug and holes up to a 1/4" screw so they say. Once a tire is slimed it last the life of the tire.
     
  4. Bustus

    Bustus LawnSite Member
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    I would plug it, Ive done it in the past and works fine. You may have to check the pressure more frequently but thats about it. Especially if its semi-temporary
     
  5. Firefighter1428

    Firefighter1428 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys, Just today I took off the tire, checked the rim for metal shavings, patched the tire with a plug, and finished it off with some Slime. Thanks for your help...
     

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