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  1. #1

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    Kubota B-7500

    Default Nail in tire

    What should I do to fix? Remove and slime, plug, or have someone patch from the inside. ( This is the left rear and they are not filled) Any suggestions.

  2. #2
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    Kubota L-3600 GST/FEL

    Default Re: Nail in tire

    Had the same problem yesterday, could not plug due to tube so removed wheel and had tire shop repair tube and a patch inside the tire. This wheel off a Kubota L3600 and 13.5X24 rim and the charge was 20 bucks worth it to me.
    What did you end up doing? ken

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    Veteran Member Carl_NH's Avatar
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    01 Kubota B21TLB, 2010 Ferris 52" ZTR, Cub Cadet 1811, Gravely Super8

    Default Re: Nail in tire

    Crown,

    For nails/screws I would plug if no tube is involved. Also as Hazmat experienced recently make sure it's leaking before plugging!!

    Carl

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    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
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    Default Re: Nail in tire

    Crown,

    Learn from my mistake <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=parts&amp;Number=196604 &amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=&amp ;fpart=> Flat tire 101 </A>

    Also instructions <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.tractorbynet.com/cgi-bin/compact/showflat.pl?Cat=&amp;Board=parts&amp;Number=195377 &amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=&amp ;fpart=> How to plug a tire </A>

    I got the T handle kit from NAPA.

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    Veteran Member gerard's Avatar
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    Default Re: Nail in tire

    If tubeless plug AND THEN GET THE SLIME!. After plugging my third hole I got the slime from gemplers (pink stuff, not green and a lot cheaper than the little pints you by at most stores. Comes in gallon jugs or 5 gal pails). Cost me about $90 and I had enough to do all 4 tractor tires, all 4 garden tractor tires and all my wheel barrows. Haven't had so much as a slow leak since and it's been over a year. Well worth the cost.

  6. #6

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    TN70D, 4wd, 16x16 trans

    Default Re: Nail in tire

    Guys,

    These nails are a bummer to say the least.

    I have one area that a previous owner must have used for a trash pile since I have had two flat tractor tires and several flat truck tires from this one area.

    I finally got one of those magnets on a stick and went around looking for nails and metal. The attached is what I found...a couple of pounds of nails, old bolts, and sharp metal pieces!

    Fred
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    Kubota B-7500

    Default Re: Nail in tire

    I had to go out of town this week-end but I will go to NAPA and purchase the kit and give it a go on Saturday.
    Thanks to all for the advice.

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