repairing flats on front castor wheels

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lasher66, May 1, 2005.

  1. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hi,
    I was just wondering if it is ok to put plugs in the front little wheels of ZTR mowers or walk behinds. Since there is no tread on them, I didnt know if it would work. And also, does anyone know of any stores that carry tire bead sealer. I went to Autozone and some other local auto stores and cannot find the stuff. Thanks for your help.

    Lasher
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I plug my front tires and it works fine, not sure where you can find a bead sealer at.
     
  3. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    just get the solid tiers and don't worry about flats
     
  4. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
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    At $80 a tire. Thats quite some money for those little solid tires. Plus I havent had a flat on my front wheels for quite a while until now. So I dont see spending that much. Just carry a tire repair kit and a mini air compressor.

    Lasher
     
  5. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yes they are pricey but you never have to buy tires again
     
  6. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    put a bottle of slime in each wheel and no more flats.
    works great, worked on mine.
     
  7. lasher66

    lasher66 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Will slime seal bead leaks. One of my walk behind mowers has small leaks right on the bead.

    Lasher
     
  8. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not sure, bead leaks are usually caused by rust, if the slime gets to the leak area I think it will seal it. I know it seals anything in the rubber.
     
  9. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you put enough slime in to cover the tire bead it should take care of it.
    I purchase my bead sealer from a local NAPA auto parts store,If there isn't one in your area ckeck at your local auto tire stores they should be able to direct you where to find it.


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  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can get Scag rims which you can take apart and replace the tube($6) yourself...it is a real nice design! The other alternative is to go to Discount and they will mount new tire $20.
     

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