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Slow leak in front castor wheel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2stroked, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    Is there something that i can put into the tire that will stop it from leaking? Filling it with air everyday is annoying.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,892

    Slime, slime and more slime.
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  3. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,137

    Or a tube.
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  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slime only comes in bottles not tubes.
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  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    You can put a tube in it. You MUST make sure there are no thorns, nails, staples or whatever poking through to the inside of the tire before you put the tube in. Take a rag and drag it around the inside to see if there's anything there. Don't use your bare fingers or hand.
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    A tube is only as good until the next nail ot thorn comes along.
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  7. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,144

    Get a can of fix-a-flat, then next time it's flat you use that to refill, careful don't let the psi get too high but that tire is probabli done going flat.
  8. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Just use the slime like Patriot said. Put them in all our mower tires. Since we started using slime 4 years ago haven't had any downtime due to a flat.
  9. seacraft18

    seacraft18 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    where is the leak ? maybe just needs a new valve stem/valve stem core.

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