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mower tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by little green guy, Jun 7, 2000.

  1. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    ok heres the deal, i do know how to fix equipment, i do it all the time but i wasn't thinking today. the other day a got a flat tire on one of my mowers and haven't had time to fix it because i've been so busy so i just dumped the mowers in the shed and left. Today i had some time and devcided to fix it but i didn't have time to go to the mower shop to get a tube. I decided to take the tube out and went down to the local auto parts store and got some tire slime stuff that is supposed to fill punctures in the tire. i put the tire back on the rim and put that stuff in it. the stuff did not work and when i moved to mower the tire came of the bead and now i'm skrewed because i have a flat tire with that junk in it and it's of the bead.it wouldn't be problem but i got the silly stuff in the tire. Anybody got any suggestions i would realy appieciate it? This is realy annoying because i'm so busy and i think i just wasted a tire.
     
  2. Buy a tubleless tire repair kit and/or another wheel/tire combo as a spare.
     
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    If it is Slime it should just rinse out. Sealing a bead ain't that big a deal. You will need to find a gas station or something with a compressor. It is easy if the wheel is off the mower.
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I've never used SLIME but I've used something like VICTORS ,or whatever it is.<p>why did you take the tube out? shouldn't you have left the tube in and aplied the slime into the tube?<p>an option is wash out the slime and put a new tube in.<p>good luck<p>GEO
     
  5. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    the answer is SuperFlex SoftFill Flatproofing. No more flats, no more leaks, no more downtime!
     
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Damn, you sound like a salesman.
     
  7. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    just letting you know there is a 100% fix for your tire problems. Keep pumping the &quot;slime&quot; if you like.
     
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I don't care if you are a dealer. It just sounded like a sales pitch.
     
  9. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Just curious about the foam filling. <br>What is the aproximate cost for 22&quot; ZTR tires??<br>Is it as &quot;soft as air&quot; as advertised?<br>Are there any LMO's using foam filled tires and what aplications?<br>
     
  10. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    where can i find out about that stuff? sound like u realy like it
     

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