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Tired of flat tires no more perks on patching

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by nosparkplugs, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    This season has turned out to be one of the worst for me with nails in my tires. Don't know whats casuing so many road hazzards around here, but it seems like I am averaging at least 1 nail or screw a tire per month per trailer x 3 trailers. I have caught two nails in my new General Grabbers AT2 in three months:cry:

    Also their is no more "free" tire patching around here, one guy says he got blamed for a "bad" patch job, and caused a blow-out/accident, and another guy I use for tires say's the economy has forced him to charge for tire patching even for loyal customers.

    So I am now purchasing road hazzard on all my new tire's, those little "perks" for doing business with folks is going to be a thing of the past soon
  2. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    That sucks, to make you feel better, I have had 3 nails in the past month and a half, all in the same tire. 2 of them at the same time a few inches from each other. The last one was a couple days ago. Free patch jobs?? LOL, not around here. 12 bucks for my last patch, actually its the new ones that is a patch and plug made into one, looks like an umbrella.
  3. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,445

    $12 bucks is a bargin:waving: I just paid $17.50 today for a patch job, and that was bringing the tire to them. Don't ask to have the tire removed it will be over $20.00 bucks

  4. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    Why don't you patch your own? The little $7 kits work fine. Three patches per kit and I think the refills are like $3.
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    So who have you pizzed off :laugh:

    Tire plugs are okay but they are not the best. You need the inside plug/patch. The one that has a glue in flange with a plug attached to it. It seals the hole and the flange patch seals the tire from leaking.

    It isn't good to keep removing and installing a tire you eventually wear the bead out or stretch the tire bead.
  6. esnipe8

    esnipe8 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 264

    Removal and patch is 13 here. I think thats a fair price.
  7. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    We use the $7.00 plug kit, never had a problem with them yet.STS wanted 25 to plug a tire, screw that.We use them on cars trucks & quads but they wouldn't hold on the lawn tractors I don't know why,have to pay dealer $25 to put innertube in.PITA
  8. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    Gotta agree with these guys, get the heavy duty "T" handle plugger kit and you'll be fine. I've plugged dozens of tires including tractors tires and it works like a charm. (get one at Harbor Freight or Walmart)
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    Or try add front Magnet like this. I would add but never have nail in tires just 1 time in 2 years.


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    well i got a flat driving my brothers car over the winter like a month after i had changed out a flat. We just spent $680 on new truck tires cause the old ones were bald

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