Thorns in Tires

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ed2hess, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Walk behind came in with 2 thorns about 2" apart in the tire.:cry:

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    The one in picture was all the way in....The tire on other side had nail.:hammerhead:
     
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  2. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    2 plugs or another tire?, those thorns are no joke.
     
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  3. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Texas
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    My tractor has more plugs than any tire should ever have. Front tires get most the thorns. I try to get 2 years out of my front tires. My rear tires are 3 years old . The ROW contract I have with the oil production company as plenty thorn trees.
     
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  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    What are you guys mowing acacia hedgerows?:dizzy:
    Guess everything is bigger in Texas:eek:
     
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  5. RDALawns

    RDALawns LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'll take a picture of some thorns next week lol
     
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  6. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slime. Slime . Slime. We pick up things like this daily. Pull it and press on.
     
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  8. Steve5389

    Steve5389 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Jacksonville, Fl
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    Don't you have to go a certain speed for the slime? I used that on my car once and apparently i put too much in even though i read the direction. After my 2nd roofing nail on mowing tire I just bought a plug kit.
     
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  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't know. Wouldn't recommend for a vehicle tire though.
     
  10. JagT20N

    JagT20N LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from will county Il
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    when I slime tires I fill them off the machine then roll them all the way around so it climbs the side wall , it stays a liquid in the tire from the chemical vapor in the slime , only when the vapor is removed ( exposed to outside air ) does it harden kind of like locktite . as for speed as long as it rolls it keeps it covered , you have to make sure you follow the dosage , often people short the ammount and it doesn't do its job . they have the formula on there website for filling ammounts .

    we have russian olive trees that have thorns like that , and they go thru your sneakers ( yes your allowed to cringe as it hurts like ****!!!! ... ) and you have to make sure you get it all the way out of the wound ( the tip ussually breaks off ) otherwise it hurts till it festers and comes out
     
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