Slime in the tires?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by qwikv6, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. qwikv6

    qwikv6 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I have Scag Tiger Cub. Have any of you put a product called slime in the tires to prevent flats?


  2. soccerlawn

    soccerlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    I have put slime in my front tires, because I have had several small leaks, and it really helps. The tires never lose air now.
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    We put slime in all of our mower tires, never put it in your trailer or truck tires though.
  4. LynyrdSkynyrd

    LynyrdSkynyrd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 179

    I do not use it.
    I try to get a tube that fits the tire. Reason being. Slime breaks down and stops working after two years. Getting the tire off of a rim that has been slimed is a pain. Slime is not good for steele rims.

    I am not saying that it is a bad product nor that it does not work. It just creates to many hassles for me when it is time for new tires or if they need to be repaired.
  5. husqvarna600c

    husqvarna600c LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    i have had one flat ,since then i have used slime in my tires and have not had any more. i only have to check the tire pressure in the tires. but do not have to worry about flats. in this business time is money! as you are using your mower and run over something that would cause a flat if you have the slime in there you would never know. it will seal itself. a big time saver!
  6. GrassBustersLawn

    GrassBustersLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 981

    I started using it this season. Bought it in GALLON size at TRACTOR SUPPLY for $19.99. Have used it with GOOD RESULTS on front tires of my Toro.

  7. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    Won't use a mower w/o it.

    Used to have leakes all the time. When I put the Slime in I never had another leak. Got a severe gash in bald tires so I changed them and put Slime in the new tires.

    Can't say enouph about it.

    Get it!

  8. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    works well.................
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    Messages: 8,745

    I have all of the walkbehinds front tries done. I was sick of getting flats in the field, so I started to use it about 2 years ago
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I run it. I got it in the gallon jug size recently for the new Lazer. It works really well.

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