Is there any tire repair that works

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chuckinnc

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First off I only use my 763 several times a week but i still get occasional tire problem. I now have a 1/2 wide narrow slit in the center tread on a good 10x16.5 tire. I tried green slime and that didnt help. I usually plug my own tires when they have nail/screw holes but this one is a slit instead of a hole. Is there any good tire repair products that work for non industrial/ farm duty skid steer tires?
 

Tazza

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I know its a bit dodgy, bit in the past i have repaired BADLY worn or sliced tyres with a piece of sheet metal and rubber. Place the sheet metal inside the tyre and glue it on, then lay rubber over it and glue it down too. Install a tube and it will hold the sheet metal in place and the rubber will prevent it bursting the tube.
With that said, that was for personal use of a SS, it worked great for me but you need to decide if its suitable for you though. Its just a quick fix and won't last forever as i'm sure the split will slowly get worse and eventually open up enough to allow the plate to pop out and blow the tube. But it does work!
 

OldMachinist

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I know its a bit dodgy, bit in the past i have repaired BADLY worn or sliced tyres with a piece of sheet metal and rubber. Place the sheet metal inside the tyre and glue it on, then lay rubber over it and glue it down too. Install a tube and it will hold the sheet metal in place and the rubber will prevent it bursting the tube.
With that said, that was for personal use of a SS, it worked great for me but you need to decide if its suitable for you though. Its just a quick fix and won't last forever as i'm sure the split will slowly get worse and eventually open up enough to allow the plate to pop out and blow the tube. But it does work!
Rema Tip Top makes a full line of tire repair supplies designed for inside the tire repairs. I've used them on tractor tires many times. They make patches for bias ply and radial tires up to 8 ply.
http://www.rematiptop.com/trm.htm
I buy patches and cement from Gemplers online.
http://www.gemplers.com/tire-repair-supplies
Hope this helps.
 

SnowCat

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Rema Tip Top makes a full line of tire repair supplies designed for inside the tire repairs. I've used them on tractor tires many times. They make patches for bias ply and radial tires up to 8 ply.
http://www.rematiptop.com/trm.htm
I buy patches and cement from Gemplers online.
http://www.gemplers.com/tire-repair-supplies
Hope this helps.
Well now adays when i get a new set of tires i put that leaj crap you get from the dealer i havent had a tire go down in years once i had 20 nails in it pulled them all out aired the tire up a bit and it was fine. What i would do is get your tire patched inside then put a boot inside of it(tube) and you should be fine of course the tire guy will tell you it will not work but i have done it several times no problem.
 

kdmcon

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With a slice in the tire it is just best to replace the tire. You can try to repair it but it will only cause you a continually leaking tire or flat tires you need to air up before every use. Tubes to fix tires are in my opinon useless. These machines are called skid steers for a reason and eventually the tube spins inside your tire ripping the valve stem with it. I get at least 10-12 flats a year most can be plugged but in th case of any rip or tear i just get new ones. Down time on the machine costs a lot more than a tire.
 
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