Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26
  1. #1
    Platinum Member Mark Page's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    559
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 2615 48hp, 4wd, loader

    Default Greatest Mystery

    Went to get my log splitter out of the barn only to find both tires flat and the bead broken off the rim. I havent used it in several years but they were fine when I put it away. I've had this happen numerous times over the years with generators, riding mowers, finish mowers and tillers. Is there some event that triggers this or is it just one of those unexplained events.
    Gear Up and Throttle Down.

    2011 Massey 2615, 7ft Woods Rear Discharge Finish Mower, 6 ft Lucknow Snow Blower, Danuser post hole digger with 12" and 24" augers, 350 lb 3 pt broadcast spreader, 7ft scraper blade, 7 ft. drag harrow, JD GT 275 rider with 38" snow blower attachment.


  2. #2
    Super Star Member RoyJackson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    18,331
    Location
    Bethel, Vermont
    Tractor
    John Deere 4400 MFWD, Deere 855D UTV and assorted implements

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Temperature changes (getting cold) can cause pressure loss. Reckon if it happens often enough (over the course of a few years), the weight of the machine would be enough to break the bead.

    If you want to store something for an extended period, it's advisable to raise the air pressure to the maximum (at least...even a bit higher).
    Roy Jackson

    "Any government that does not trust its citizens with firearms is either a tyranny, or planning to become one."
    -Joseph P. Martino

  3. #3
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    1,104
    Location
    Warrenton MO
    Tractor
    JD4100 Hydro

    Default

    In addition you could put it up on blocks. At least if all the air leaks out the bead wouldn't break loose.
    Shouldn't you be at work?

  4. #4
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    14,431
    Location
    Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Rest assured that I am not attempting to act like a tire expert, but having tubes will help somewhat. Are the tires tubeless? Just trying to help. I had the same problems before and this was recommended to me. It has worked for me. I also utilize the support of blocks.
    The PUPIL who does not surpass his Master, fails his Master.

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,999
    Location
    Sunny SW Washington
    Tractor
    LS R4010 & Cub Cadet 7300

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Hand truck and wheelbarrow type wheels are like that in my experience. When they go flat, the beads come loose. Many of the tubeless ones just seem to leak. They can be a pain in the butt. The wheels vary in quality. I keep tubes in the ones I don't want to go down.
    The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
    ...but it plays one on TV.

  6. #6
    Veteran Member MHarryE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,333
    Location
    Northeastern Minnesota
    Tractor
    JD 7720; Kubota M135GX, NH TS115A; JD 6230; Kubota L5740

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Our 7720 JD (130 HP size) has one rear that goes flat every winter - it sits idle from November to March. The first time it happened it broke the bead so we had to use the ether trick to reseat it. Now it and our 105 HP New Holland, also with radials, sit on blocks for the winter and get aired up in the spring. Just seems to be a problem if no use and extreme cold (a few days colder than -40 are common every winter).
    JD7720; KubotaM135GX; NH TS115A; JD6230; KubotaL5740

  7. #7
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,409
    Location
    Northwest, WA

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Page View Post
    I havent used it in several years

    Is there some event that triggers this
    I think you answered your own question.
    ::Sent from a standard desktop keyboard::

    My Photobucket

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    320
    Location
    panama city and altha florida
    Tractor
    Kubota L3300

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    I think tires have tiny pores and the thinner the tire the faster the air loss. I'm usually wrong though . Anyhow all my small tires and trailers that I find low gets slime in tires and they seem to hold air better.
    Kubota L3300, M5700, jcb 214s 4x4x4

  9. #9
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3,967
    Location
    Raleigh, NC Hillsville, VA
    Tractor
    L2800.

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    My wheel barrel's tire looks like someone sucked the air out of them. They have not broke the bead... I don't know how or why, a mystery indeed

  10. #10
    Platinum Member Mark Page's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    559
    Location
    Maryland
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 2615 48hp, 4wd, loader

    Default Re: Greatest Mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Rest assured that I am not attempting to act like a tire expert, but having tubes will help somewhat. Are the tires tubeless? Just trying to help. I had the same problems before and this was recommended to me. It has worked for me. I also utilize the support of blocks.
    They have all been tubless tires. I'm thinking about having all of them tubed.
    Gear Up and Throttle Down.

    2011 Massey 2615, 7ft Woods Rear Discharge Finish Mower, 6 ft Lucknow Snow Blower, Danuser post hole digger with 12" and 24" augers, 350 lb 3 pt broadcast spreader, 7ft scraper blade, 7 ft. drag harrow, JD GT 275 rider with 38" snow blower attachment.


Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. B7100 trans question
    By amitysanimal in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 08-19-2011, 03:03 AM
  2. Mystery Spring
    By ronT in forum Century & Branson
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-27-2011, 09:23 AM
  3. Mystery Plant ID
    By jinman in forum Photos
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-09-2009, 03:50 PM
  4. B7100 what is this mystery trans/PTO box
    By aransas42 in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 05:24 PM
  5. Diesel Fuel Additives and Marvel Mystery Oil
    By Anonymous Poster in forum Oil, Fuel & Lubricants
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-06-2001, 07:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.