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changing flat tires

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Laidback03, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Laidback03

    Laidback03 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I got a 36" exmark metro belt walk behind and one of my back large tires is flat. is it easy to take the old one off and install the new one, or should i take it into the shop?
    any advice would help thanks.
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Find the leak with soapy water and plug it.
  3. WhitakerServices

    WhitakerServices LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    no tire mounting is not really that easy, even the split rims will fight you sometimes. I usuallly defer those tasks to the tire shops. have you found the air leak, it may be a simple fix like a plug or cleaning the tire bead.
  4. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Messages: 365

    turn it over, it's only flat on the bottom.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah just get yourself a tire plug kit, you'll need it anyhow, it comes in really handy with car and truck tires as well, just make sure you get the kit with T-handle tools...
    First time might be like huh but after that if it takes 30 seconds...
    In the meantime, if the leak is really small you could try fix a flat, or just go all out and slime it up and be done with it.
    Because otherwise you need a tire remover, uhm, heavy duty kind.
    They do sell them but with the base (not included) it runs around $100 and some hours to slap it all together...

    Right, one could try that.

    The kind of tire remover like I was talking about:

  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

  7. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    Well..thx for making me finally clean my Cp's screen,after that good wasted coffee did it's airbourne thing! :)
  8. SproulsLawnCare

    SproulsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    from IN
    Messages: 365

    Glad I could Help!:laugh:

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