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    Veteran Member Lloyd_E's Avatar
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    Default Flat Tire

    Woke up to a flat tire this morning - front.
    Haven't used the tractor for about a week.
    I got it reseated and filled and tried a water test for air bubbles - couldn't see anything.
    Is there another way to check?

    Lloyd
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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    Dish soap solution in a spray bottle. Or use your kid's bubble liquid, seems even better than dish soap.

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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    Check the valve. I have done a lot of unnecessary work on tires that was just the valve leaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazsk View Post
    Check the valve. I have done a lot of unnecessary work on tires that was just the valve leaking.
    Yes I think that will be it.
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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    +1 on valve. Make sure the core is tight and not leaking.

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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    The over night test works pretty good. I just did one on my Chevy, ended up putting in a tube.

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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    Thanks guys. I will try your suggestions in the AM. When I tried to seat the tire on the rim... after a couple of attempts, I took the valve out of the steam to allow more air in. I kinda thought it was very easy to unthread. I put it back in - tight. Also, to seat the tire I used the ratchet strap technique, which I believe I read on TBN: run a strap around the center of the tire tread(any tire application) ratchet the strap tight. The force will put pressure on the bead, sidewall and make contact with the rim. It works every time. The challenge is to get it seated but allow for the ratchet to be undone.

    Thanks.

    Lloyd
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    Default Re: Flat Tire

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd_E View Post
    Thanks guys. I will try your suggestions in the AM. When I tried to seat the tire on the rim... after a couple of attempts, I took the valve out of the steam to allow more air in. I kinda thought it was very easy to unthread. I put it back in - tight. Also, to seat the tire I used the ratchet strap technique, which I believe I read on TBN: run a strap around the center of the tire tread(any tire application) ratchet the strap tight. The force will put pressure on the bead, sidewall and make contact with the rim. It works every time. The challenge is to get it seated but allow for the ratchet to be undone.

    Thanks.

    Lloyd
    Seat the beads then let the air back out to undo the strap. I always use my 2" wide load straps for this, they release better under load. CJ
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    Using a ratchet strap is a heck of a lot safer than using ether to seat the beads.

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