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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JB1, May 28, 2000.

  1. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    having tire problems this year. who uses slime or a product like it, and does it work.
  2. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i use somthing like it works great<br>i think penzoil makes it<br>-nick
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,009

    I've used something like it also.<p>had a flat on the front of the machine. no way am I gonna break that tire off and patch or replace a tube unless I have to.<p>squeezed in some of that stuff took a couple of passes in the drive and flat fixed!<p>GEO
  4. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,492

    Wal-MArt carries something similar for much less and it works just fine for small nail holes
  5. Alan

    Alan Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I used it in two tires, one worked, one didn't. I've got foam fill in two sets of tires now, will have it in more as I replace worn tires. For what the foam fill costs I don't want to put it in a tire that will not deliver a full lifespan
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    I use slime or slime-like-products in everything. One day I noticed a wet spot on my trailer tire, it was a hole. The wet spot was the slime sealing the hole. The tire lost only 2 or 3 lbs of air a week until I could fix it.
  7. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Just a note, J Thomas now offers tires that are solid and are supposed to have a good ride. I haven't tried them myself but I think they are a good solution to always patching mower tires. Prices aren't too bad either from what I remember $40-$60 per tire and that comes with the rim, I think the local Firestone charges about $40 to foam fill.
  8. lawngator

    lawngator LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 78

    Tried Slime twice with no luck. Bought a can of Prestone fix-a-flat ($3), haven't lost an ounce of air since.
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    i had the same luck with the prestone... put in in 2 main drive tires on my walkbehind that had slow leaks.... did that last november.... still havent lost air!

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