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Sulky Wheel Replacement

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by mwalz, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Could be wrong but sounds like what he's saying is the rubber seal that may hold the grease in is gone, therefore, it will not hold grease but the arrow is pointed to the tire and rim. Possibly just needs seated and air.
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  2. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The gooey substance between the tire and rim may be fix a flat or some slime that was put in the tire to prevent or fix s leak. Where the arrow is pointed is the bead where the tire seats to. If that's what you mean by seal, it sounds like the tire and rim seperate a due to a flat and needs air.
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  3. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry, I miss read. That tire is a tube tire, it has a two part rim. Most likely thats just water between the rim and the tire that turned black. If the tire holds air, there isn't a problem.
     
  4. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well it doesn't even hold air, since I'm not to good with tire stuff, they guy who sold it to me (he is a friend) said he would help me fix it, thanks for all he help guys, I'll eventually need to know how to do this but this has never happened before, at least to me anyways
     
  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nope. Never before in history has a sulky had a flat. Uncharted territory here folks.
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  6. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well again guys, thanks for all the info, the guy helped me fix it today and now i know how if it happens again
     
  7. echo

    echo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So what was it?
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  8. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well all he did was put some greeae around where the tire touches the rim, compressed the tire with a ractchet strap around the rim, and then aired it up with an ait compressor, was really easy to do
     

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