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    Re: FLAT TIRE ON NEW SD60

    Then I do tire work in my shop I always clean the wheel bead with a wire brush after the tire is off. Then when I install the tire I use a product called bead sealer. This comes in a can with a brush built into the cans top. If you don't do much tire work a can of this will last for a long time. I also find that a little of this sealer around the valve stem also helps. I always install new stems with any tire work.

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    Re: FLAT TIRE ON NEW SD60

    Quote Originally Posted by RDA.Lawns View Post
    My Kubota tractor leaks air on right rear wheel where the lugs are welded to the wheel. Took me a month to find that leak.
    Now that you mentioned it, and my memory being similar to a computer in that the information is all there but sometimes i just have trouble accessing it. Thanks for jogging the memory a little.

    This is where the disk wheel leaked ( I buffed and repaired internally with J B Weld ) and it was a lawn tractor tire I should have said in my earlier post.

    Those guys at Farmer's CO-OP are good.
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    Here is what happened to mine. Carried it to the co-op the wire welded the lugs and I went ahead and purchased a new tire while it was broke down.

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    Re: FLAT TIRE ON NEW SD60

    Quote Originally Posted by reynoldston View Post
    Then I do tire work in my shop I always clean the wheel bead with a wire brush after the tire is off. Then when I install the tire I use a product called bead sealer. This comes in a can with a brush built into the cans top. If you don't do much tire work a can of this will last for a long time. I also find that a little of this sealer around the valve stem also helps. I always install new stems with any tire work.
    Same story.
    I use a scotchbrite disc unless there is heavy rusting.
    Not a big fan of bead sealer but there is a tub of it in the workshop as a last resort.
    Do have to use it on really old tyres that are quite hard because most blokes would rather I remove their testicles than fit a new tyre.

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    Re: FLAT TIRE ON NEW SD60

    i fill the tires in all my machines with 'tire slime' and never worry about leaks again.

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