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Flat Tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeC, Apr 6, 2000.

  1. MikeC

    MikeC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    How do you folks minimize the chance of getting flats. Does Slime really work? Can you use Fix-a-Flat on low pressure tires? Do any of you carry a tank of compressed air?
  2. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Foam fill 'em and forget about it.
  3. TPC

    TPC LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 71

    what do you mean foam fill them?????
  4. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    We had this discussion before, it must not be popular everywhere.<p>My local tire wholesaler fills the tires with an expanding rubberized foam that is totally and completely flat-proof. You could drill out the tire side and it would make no difference.<p>It makes the tires heavy (which is good in many cases) and can slightly comprimise ride if you like your tires on the soft side, but it radically increases tire life.
  5. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    the 2 drive tires on my gravely walkbehind both has slow leals that year. if i filled the tires theyd be flat by the next day. i didnt have the time to change them so just for the hell of it i bought a can of prestone tire fix. that stuffs incredable! 6 months later the tires are still holding the same air!
  6. Bill c

    Bill c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Put 16 ounces of slime in the tire and it will seal holes up to 1/4&quot;.
  7. lawngator

    lawngator LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 78

    EVAN528 is right. Prestone tire fix does the trick. I tried Slime, but it didn't do it. I used to have to carry an air tank, but not anymore.
  8. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    The tyres on my Kubota really piss me off.<br>Who was the moron who thought to put tubeless<br>tyre on a ride-on?We have tubes in them now<br>and they are a lot better.On the tractor<br>I run 10 ply Firestones and they are good.<br>Some guys run steel armoured or Kevlar lined<br>tyres on their tractors.

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