Best Flat Fix?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOturkey, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,782

    What have you found to be the best method for "in the field" fixing of flat tires on your mowers? A friend of mine always runs the sealant in his, but that seems like a pain, especially when it comes time to change them. Neill
  2. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    I always run tubes in my tires even if they are fine, seems to make the tires less suseptible to puncture holes. I wouldnt worry about the tire sealent. It makes a mess inside and most places wont repair a tire with it inside. They just sell you a new tire then clean the sh*t out. But with the sealent it will fix it anyway, so you dont have to worry about having to buy a new tire. Plus keep using sealent untill you need a new tire anyway. As long as it hold air, thats all that matters.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    We use tire plugs. If you have a flat with a tube tire its not a good day. I also carry a spare tire/wheel assy for the front tires of the rider and WB and sulky.
  4. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    I run Slime in my tires
  5. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    We also use Slime with great results. Tire plug kits, air tank and extra rims/tires are also ready in trailer if needed.
  6. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    I swear by the slime!
  7. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I put slime in all my tires. Haven't had a flat tire since I've started using it.
  8. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I have some slimed, most of the time we carry spare rims/tires for all mowers.
  9. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Messages: 629

    We used SLIME .... good stuff.
  10. mowingmachine

    mowingmachine LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I use a brand of sealer called Amerseal. It is sold in the Napa auto stores. I have found it to work much better than any other sealer out there.


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