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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, May 20, 2007.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,330

    Wow...Ive had my Everride Hornet a week...and I love it! Cuts great for the weeds and lovely Bahia grass we have here in North Kakalaki....BUT...my front tire is flat!! Cant seem to find a puncture hole...I guess I could try some fix a flat...hell Ive never had this problem before. I guess its common?
     
  2. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    use some SLIME and never get a flat again. Fix a flat is one time only.
     
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    He's right on there, WJW. I had mine "slimed" the last time I had a new set installed and not only do they not puncture, I rarely have to even add air.:)
     
  4. Audrey

    Audrey LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 570

    A gallon of Slime is $22.50 at Wal Mart (if you choose to shop there).

    Tractor Supply has it for $25.

    I had one Scag tire done at a dealer and paid $13.50. I got to take it back the next day and had them redo it after it leaked. He said he wasn't sure, but maybe his pump was just pumping "air" instead of slime. :rolleyes:
    He tried to sell me a tube before it got ugly and he redid it.

    Buy Slime and do it yourself. Even if you overdo it and use a gallon per machine, you still come out ahead.


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  5. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,949

    thanks, due to lawn site i'm 3yrs into the lawn biz and have knowledge that = a 10= yr veteran.
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Check around the bead. Sometimes stuff gets lodged in there and causes leaks. If this is the case, you need to break the bead and clean between tire and rim then re-seat the tire on the rim. Then slime it.
     
  7. TN Property Services

    TN Property Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    I don't have any experience with SLIME, but I have been looking at flat frees to replace my front 2o tires on my Warrior. Would the slime be a solution and definitely cheaper option?
     
  8. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Yes, I would say that it would definitely be a cheaper alternative. I had a problem with one of my front tires losing air. I could not find the leak. I put Slime in it, and not a problem since.
     
  9. TN Property Services

    TN Property Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 71

    What I wanted to know.
    Thanks Grits
     
  10. easycareacres

    easycareacres LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    use a type of slime here also and tyre plugs, if cant find leak id say you have 7-8-9 small ones that slime will help you. Put in in tub of water
     

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