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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    Andy,

    I too had problems holding air in the tires on my finish mower. Piucked up some sealant at the local parts store and just a little bit has solved the problem!


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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    David,

    Done the same thing my Cub Cadet seems one front tire is going down after sitting for a month or so. I have used my belt and portable air comp. to do the same thing when far away from the shop, as well bungee cords work, all is needed is to expand the bead with equal pressure around the rim.

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    If it becomes a major problem, I'll tube it.

    The belt sounds like a good idea, when you can't find anything and need to get going. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    That ratcheting tiedown is the only way to go. I used the extra large tiedown for setting the tire beads on the rims for a skid steer. They like to be on the high side with the psi. Once the Bead pops on the rim, though, it's a good idea to let the air pressure off. Releasing the strap when under that load can be lethal.

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    Tube it?
    I bought a used finish mower a while back that had problems with tires going flat all the time. I kept hearing "tube it" as the solution, so I went to my local tire dealer (a friend of mine) who suggested NOT tubing it. For each of the 4 wheels he took the tire off the rim, cleaned the rim really good around the bead area, then used a sealant around the bead when the tire was re-installed. I had to replace one of the tires because it was run flat and damaged beyond repair before I bought it. It's been over a year and all of the tires are holding well with no tubes.

    Kelvin

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    The biggest problem with seating any tubeless tire onto the rim is restricted air flo thru the valve.
    If you remove the valve stem first, then seat the tire, and reinstall the stem, the whole process goes a lot easier.

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    So you use that little tool to remove the valve from the stem, then apply air pressure until the tire seats on the rim. Then remove the air hose and reinstall the stem and pump it up to the proper pressure? Sounds like that would work great. Thanks for the info.

    Hate to say this, but the only reason that I have a valve removal tool is because before I was married some friends of mine kept having fun with me by letting the air out of my tires every time I went out on a date. I tried getting them back, but they had on board compressors in their trucks. So I bought the little tool and not only let the air out of their tires, but took their valves too [img]/w3tcompact/icons/tongue.gif[/img].

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    Back in high school, our power mechanics teacher showed us this with gasolene on two tires. Worked fine on the first one.. the second one shot the rim straight into the air 30- 40 feet... was fairly impressive...

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    the most effective way to get even using tire valves requires cold wether, below 20 degrees. just unscrew the stem till you hear air coming out, and walk away. if really pissed, do all 4 tires.
    the escaping air will form an ice cap at around 5 psi, and when the tire hits a pothole or railroad, the ice cap blows off, leaving the victim with a flat.

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    Default Re: Seating Small Tire On Rim

    A blowout on the highway could cause a serious injury or death, so I wouldn't do that.

    I'll try the sealant if it becomes a problem.
    Thanks for the suggestions.

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