Slow Tire Leak

   / Slow Tire Leak #11  
I've both my front tires slimed. Never had a flat on them.

Of course, the windshield-washer-filled rears have never had a flat either. The dealer said the Titan turfs were pretty tough.

Seemed like I was forever fixing flats the 4 years I had the Gravely.

Ralph
 
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#12  
I've both my front tires slimed. Never had a flat on them.

Of course, the windshield-washer-filled rears have never had a flat either. The dealer said the Titan turfs were pretty tough.

Seemed like I was forever fixing flats the 4 years I had the Gravely.

Ralph

Ralph,
These are Titan R1s.:cool: I also found a bent nail stuck through the end of the lug on the right front tire.:eek:
hugs, Brandi
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #13  
Try unscrewing the air valve core and reinstalling it or put a new on in. Other possibility is that its the wheel. Also, the rim flange may have gotten hurt during dismounting, so the air leak may be there. Be prepared for rim weld failures, oo. If the dismounting went badly, then the rim may be "worked" and needs some Slime.
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #14  
Never use that tire store again.. they suck...

every good tire store i know has a huge water tub outside for finding leaks.. bottom line.. if you put air in the tire, and air escapes.. then if it's under water.. it leaves a bubble track.. no way around that..

soundguy

Two weeks ago, I had two small punctures patched on the left front tire of the Big RED Beast. The holes were two inches apart and I am sure caused by nails in some old 2X4s in an old burn pile I spread out and repiled. The problem now is the left rear tire. It leaked down so slow, I didn't realized it until last Friday evening. I inflated the 18 psi rated tire to 22 psi. The next morning it was down to 14. So I removed it and took it to the local tire shop that fixes any size tire. They couldn't find a leak. So I told them to inflate it to 35 psi, which is the tire bead seating psi. When I got it mounted on the BRB, I lowered the psi to 28. Then trailered her 45 miles to a friends house and worked her two days on Ike cleanup. Yesterday morning the tire was down to 16 psi. This morning it is down below the lowest mark on my tire guage....10 psi. I jacked the tire up off the ground with the backhoe and stabizler until I can attend to it tomorrow morning. My question....Should I slime the tire, or take it to a better (chain) tire shop?:confused: The photo shows one more use of a backhoe...loading and unloading your own tire!:cool:
hugs, Brandi
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #15  
I'll second the notion regarding tire slime's 2-year life. Two summers ago, nail in a front tire. Pulled the 16d out, slimed the tire and was good to go...until this summer. The tractor is at our soon-to-be retirement place so it doesn't get routine year-around attention yet. Went out to hog the field and found a nearly flat tire with slime oozing from the old nail hole. Still, easy quick fix that saves hauling a tire to the shop and lasts for two years...not much to complain about.
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #16  
I think if I constantly had problems with punctures, I would just bite the bullet and get them foam filled and forget it till the tread wore off.
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #17  
Does Slime cause corrosion or hurt the wheel rim?

When I priced foam filling some small garden tractor tires, I thought it was expensive and then there are several posts here that the foam is a problem when it comes time to replace the tires.....

But if you're cutting thorn bushes all the time, I don't know what else would work.
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #18  
If you can get used aircraft tires for your fronts.. they are great... super super thick and tough.. and heck.. even when 'flat' they still stand up on their own!

soundguy
 
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If you can get used aircraft tires for your fronts.. they are great... super super thick and tough.. and heck.. even when 'flat' they still stand up on their own!

soundguy
Thanks for all the replies guys
Soundguy,
The Big RED Beast is 4WD with R1s. I know all about aircraft tires. Aircraft tires don't do much gripping while turning. Which would put more wear and tear on your turning brakes. With 4WD, I never use my turning brakes. I am an A&P Mechanic.:cool: Been one for almost 30 years.;)
Gary,
Foam in tires is great if you don't mind sawing them off the rims.:eek: I have seen tires done with foam and it is a major pain to change a tire.
RalphVA,
If I filled more than one front tire with liquid, the BRB would overgross the 14K gooseneck I haul it on. I bought the trailer when I owned a Ford 3055. I could go up to a 10 ton trailer, but then I couldn't buy that Harley I have been eyeing.:D I would love to fill all my tires with liquid, as I have had numerous times all four wheels a spinning.:eek: When I pulled the stump (in the photo) to the burn pile, I had a large section of tree trunk in the loader bucket.
zzvyb6,
The rear tires have never been dismounted before the patch today. The bead sealer used when the tire was remounted on the rim is like slime;), but it doesn't run. It is like grease. It stays where you put it.
hugs, Brandi
 
   / Slow Tire Leak #20  
Thanks for all the replies guys
Soundguy,
The Big RED Beast is 4WD with R1s. I know all about aircraft tires. Aircraft tires don't do much gripping while turning. Which would put more wear and tear on your turning brakes. With 4WD, I never use my turning brakes. I am an A&P Mechanic.:cool: Been one for almost 30 years.;)

I like em on my batwing mower... guaranteed.. no flats.. even when they have no air in them...

soundguy
 
 
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