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toro caster wheel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenClips, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. GreenClips

    GreenClips LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    The caster tire on my 36in toro lawn mower is flat. It won't pump up because there is no seal between the rim and tire. I NEED HELP!!!!
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    There are several choices
    1- Have a tube put in it
    2 -Jack the front of the mower up and get the weight off the tire and it MIGHT take air
    3- If #2 doesnt work, you can take a tube of grease and take up the space between the tire and rim and it helps but is messy
    4- same as #2 but put a rope around the tread and tie the rope in a knot. Then put a large screw driver between the tire and rope and twist the rope which forces the bead of the tire to seat against the rim. Just be ready to untwist the screwdriver fast when / if the tire takes air.
    **In all of the above remove the valve core so that air will flow faster

  3. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    I would put tubes in if I were you. (that's what I did on my toro) It is inexpensive and prevents the same problem from reoccuring in the future.

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