Home Depot lawn tractor tires

UPS just delivered a rear lawn tractor tire, 4 ply, $54.95, free shipping.
I'm impressed at the quality, and shipping speed was good. I didn't have to drive 30 miles to the nearest store.
The old tire lasted 20 years. The side was split, and it had to be aired up a lot to keep air in it.
I thought about trying to put in a lot of sealant and foam padding in the old tire but decided it'd be more trouble and expense than it's worth.
This is a good quality tire and it's not smashed flat like the tire I got from Walmart last summer. The Walmart tire was smashed so bad it took a week of working with it to get it to expand, even taking out the valve stem and rigging it to put air in without a restriction. I don't foresee that problem with this tire.
I'll be able do some good mowing in the next couple of days. Every year at the end of summer I give about four acres a good mowing so when my neighbors set the pasture on fire it won't spread on to my land and burn the out buildings. Most years my neighbors manage to burn quite a few acres around here.
About 10 years ago they managed to burn down some abandoned houses across the road, not a tragedy, but it took 3 fire departments, one from the next state to put out the fire. When I looked out the window, saw all the smoke and fire trucks, I started getting worried.
We've had enough rain for everything to grow tall. Now with everything drying out it wouldn't take much for a fire 🔥 to get out of control.
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On 11/14/17 6:05 PM, Space Cadet wrote:

Next time post drivel like this in alt.short-story or alt.author-wannabe
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I have used "slime" on lawn tractor tires and it worked somewhat to stop slow leaks. How did you mount your new tire. I have 2 I need to mount.
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To put it on the tire is pretty easy. Just lay the tire on the side and put one side of the rim in by pushing down and rotating. That's the easiest side to do. Then flip the tire over and use two big screwdrivers to get in about two inches at a time going all the way around. Push your knees down on the tire to keep it from popping out, which can sometimes happen. The bigger the tire the easier it seems to be, although I haven't done a car tire.
There are so many mesquite trees around here, the little ones are difficult to see, that my two front tires have about twenty leather plugs in each of them. Those tires are only a few years old. Mesquite grow quick. I try to go around and cut them all before I mow, but can't always find them all.
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Space Cadet posted for all of us...

How do you inflate it without the valve stem? Please provide further details.
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wrote:

had done it.

popping out, which can sometimes happen. The bigger the tire the easier it seems to be, although I haven't done a car tire.

He is only talking about seating the bead. You put the stem in to inflate to the proper pressure but usually by the time the bead is seated you will still be letting air out after the stem is screwed in. If you watch a tire store mount these they use a tank that blows massive amounts of air in next to the bead and pops the tire out onto the rim. You can also use the "starter fluid" method. I was mostly curious about mounting a tire without a machine. I was always afraid that the wrong tool would ding up the rim or the tire. Back in the tube days that was not as important since the bead was not holding the air.
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On 11/15/17 2:16 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

We've used ratchet straps at work to help seat beads on skid steers. Tightening the strap around the tire circumference pushes the beads out towards the rim.
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com posted for all of us...

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and rig it to fill the tire without a restriction that you can inflate a ti re a lot easier, and get it to seat, but you're too stupid to even know wha t I'm talking about.

n a tire but thought someone might tell me how it worked for them if they d id. There are some videos on YouTube but it looks like gathering the sealan t and foam to make it work would be more expense and trouble, but again, I hoped someone would tell me if they

d put one side of the rim in by pushing down and rotating. That's the easie st side to do. Then flip the tire over and use two big screwdrivers to get in about two inches at a time going all the way around. Push your knees dow n on the tire to keep it from

t seems to be, although I haven't done a car tire.

icult to see, that my two front tires have about twenty leather plugs in ea ch of them. Those tires are only a few years old. Mesquite grow quick. I tr y to go around and cut them all before I mow, but can't always find them al l.

That is what I was referring to. In his post he stated he didn't use a valv e stem and used another method? to seat the bead. I was just being inquisitive.
Of course there is always the possibility I did not read or comprehend it correctly; I have done it before...
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On 11/16/2017 12:33 PM, Tekkie® wrote:

  I suspect he meant that the valve CORE was removed . My tire guy does that even though he's using a pretty fancy machine . Whoever it was that mentioned using a ratchet tie around the tire , that works well to spread the beads and I've used that trick many times .
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When you buy those internet tires they usually come wadded up in shrink wrap and they don't really spread out that well even with the strap. I have a couple "relaxing" in the garage as we speak, waiting for them to be round again. That tank blow thing works pretty well tho. They have about 3 cubic feet on 150# air that they dump all at once inside the tire and it spreads them out nicely.
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Terry Coombs posted for all of us...

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and rig it to fill the tire without a restriction that you can inflate a t ire a lot easier, and get it to seat, but you're too stupid to even know wh at I'm talking about.

in a tire but thought someone might tell me how it worked for them if they did. There are some videos on YouTube but it looks like gathering the seala nt and foam to make it work would be more expense and trouble, but again, I hoped someone would tell me if they

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I think you are most likely correct. Just trying to figure out the "secret"
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