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zplug help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jbturf, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    front caster wheel went flat on me today,
    is this a tube or tubeless tire?

    tire is looking pretty worn,
    is lt rich the best source for new?

    thanks
     
  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Try a mower shop or take it to a tire shop. I have a z plug. 300+ hours and can't believe we have never had a flat. Been some crazy places with that machine.
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  3. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    wow, original tire?

    mines only got like 90 hrs, and the rear tires still look new, but the front
    is really worn
     
  4. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Fronts spend a lot of the time in the air. Our clay soils can be like concrete
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  5. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    Sounds like ur running a newer one with 2 front tires , I have older one with single front, which probably works and wears faster, I might just see if lt can send me new wheel an tire ready to bolt on, to eliminate running around , ty
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  6. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    forgot to post back,
    in case it helps anyone else,
    they are all tubeless tires,
    and can be plugged just like a truck tire

    so the bad news, not only was the front punctured one of the rears was also,
    but its been a couple weeks and the plugs have held up

    and im an idiot the machine has 195 hrs, so I feel bit better about the wear on the front tire
     
  7. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    Glad to hear! My front right is flat sitting on the trailer. Hard to turn around with a flat lol.
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  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,404

    yup, sorry I jinxed ya

    was just doing a lawn and local competitor was next door with there new zplug sittin in the street,
    while they used a small wb aerator and push spreader. I stopped over, the stainless control arm rod
    snapped right in half! they were none to happy, bummer
     
  9. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 1,517

    Our machine came back today with the threaded down pressure piece/ rod snapped in two. LT is stepping up with a warranty piece. Its always something.
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  10. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    We have broke that too. It's awesome having a welding shop next door.

    List of things that suck on our model, its a 2012.

    Ignition switch - thread holder was stripped.

    Left front caster broke, i mean broke off!

    The locking brake will not stay locked.

    All in all, great machine. Been giving it hell right out of the gate.
     

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