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#1 maggiewaggie OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Tires, Tires . . .definitely tires. It seems that every time I want to move something a tire is flat. Thank goodness for air tanks and a compessor that is grumpy but runs. Thank goodness for tubes.
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:14 PM

They can be a pain, that's for sure.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:42 PM

And to boot, car tires today don't last either!  Wifey just got her '04 Explorer (15K miles) inspected and the mechanic told her to consider new tires because her's were beginning to dry rot.  I looked and they sure are...  Why I remember back on the old days.... :D


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:46 PM

It seems either a low tire or low battery!  Between tires & batteries, a person can go broke.  I only keep batteries in tractors I use pretty regularly now.  Hard to do the same with tires though. 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:16 PM

I know how you feel, :(  I'm looking at putting 2 new battery's in my F-250 in the morning. The 6 year battery's are only 2yr, 4 months old and has some bad cells. 2year replacement warranty is gone, so I will have to bite the bullet as I'm sure the Pro-rate won't be much. :wallbanging:


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:30 PM

I know how you feel, :( I'm looking at putting 2 new battery's in my F-250 in the morning. The 6 year battery's are only 2yr, 4 months old and has some bad cells. 2year replacement warranty is gone, so I will have to bite the bullet as I'm sure the Pro-rate won't be much. :wallbanging:


That stinks !! Batteries have been going up and up in price.

I lucked out with mine warranty wise. Just about 3 years ago I bought the auto zone "gold" 84 month batteries for both my van and the wife's explorer at the same time. Got a brand new one for my van about a month ago, no questions asked, and a new one for the explorer this past Sat. Again, no questions asked. They had the full replacement warranty for 3 years. Hopefully I'll get at least another 3 years out of both of them.

Flats stink, I have a portable air tank, but it's still a pain in the butt.
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:58 PM

TThat's why I like steel wheels. I have a lot easier time keeping them round.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 01:34 AM

Tires, Tires . . .definitely tires. It seems that every time I want to move something a tire is flat. Thank goodness for air tanks and a compessor that is grumpy but runs. Thank goodness for tubes.

 

I've got one of those tires myself. Ugh is all I can say to that.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 01:50 AM

If I have one that leaks air, I pump it full of slime, that at least slows it down.
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 04:07 AM

Just finished painting the front rims on my 317. Someone put tubes in before I got the tractor so I shouldn't have any problems with the fronts loosing air. I find rear tires on GT's are much more robust and les likely to develop leaks.


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 05:33 AM

After adding air everytime I wanted to move the 318 I decieded to look for the leak , well the whole tire leaks ! Inside the treads are small cracks that are leaking air , I'm going to try Slime first .


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Posted April 24, 2013 - 05:50 AM

Yep , tires , tubes or slime then tubes or tires .Yep thats the question or keep adding air

 

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Posted April 24, 2013 - 05:59 AM

I have tried new tires and tubes and they still leak.
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Posted April 24, 2013 - 06:42 AM

I mess with bicycles as well as garden tractors.Bicycle tires are the most annoying to keep up.


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Posted April 26, 2013 - 08:19 AM

You are so right. . .just get miles from home on that bike, look down and . . .uh oh! No wonder bikers carry little air pumps.




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