Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Mower questions


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-26-2008, 01:25 PM
Rekrap8
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Mower questions

I have two questions about my mower. I have a Toro Timecutter Z4200. While I was mowing today I noticed that the front tire is flat. It is a tubeless tire so I think it must have come off the rim. Have anyone had this happen to them or does anyone know how to fix it.

Also I noticed that this mower does not stripe the grass. I know that stripes are made by the way that the grass is bent, and I always see lawns done with commercials mowers and they are striped. Does anyone know if this can be done without a roller.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-26-2008, 08:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,816
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
While I was mowing today I noticed that the front tire is flat. It is a tubeless tire so I think it must have come off the rim. Have anyone had this happen to them or does anyone know how to fix it.
Well, could there be a puncture through the tire?

Can you fill it up with air and listen to where the leak is?

Maybe this diagram will help show the difference between tubeless and a tire with a tube.
Attached Images
File Type: gif tubeless-tire.gif (8.9 KB, 6 views)
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2008, 10:39 PM
All Aspects Landscaping All Aspects Landscaping is offline
James
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 508
Rep Power: 9
All Aspects Landscaping is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

take a belt or a tie down strap and wrap it around the tire... make sure the bead is touching on all sides... you may have to hunker down pretty tight on the belt or tie strap... then fill with air... dont inflate too quickly... loosen up the belt or strap, the proceed to put air in little by little until you dont lose the bead.. then inflate to manufactures setting... works great when you are in the feild also
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2008, 11:31 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

A slow leak in a caster tire (or any tire) can cause you to lose your bead seal when you make a sharp turn. Checking tire pressure as part of your daily equipment check is a good idea.

As James said, it can be a pain getting a tire to seal on the rim properly. Tie-down straps work well. You can also tie a rope around the tire and use a crowbar to twist the rope tight enough to cause enough of a seal to reinflate the tire.

This question reminded me of some tire seating videos I saw a few weeks ago. Has anyone ever tried sealing a tire like in the video below? I've never done it.

__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-27-2008, 12:27 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,816
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Has anyone ever tried sealing a tire like in the video below? I've never done it.
I never used it either.

This came up in the past and Chuck said it didn't work well at all.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-27-2008, 05:31 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 8
Little's is on a distinguished road
Default

I know a guy who does this with car tires at the gas station. He runs a tire shop out of his back yard and runs down to station and installs his tires like this, then runs back to his house and puts them on the customers cars. If you know what you are doing, it works real well.
__________________
Northern California
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-12-2009, 08:05 AM
voodooray
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yep Yep... Ive used this method many times and it always has worker for me. Lawn Mowers, Skid Skeers and even on a gokart!

Just be careful and and pleas use safety equipment as the video shows!

Also, I used to work at a trucking company years ago and they even mounted the big rig tires this way!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-12-2009, 11:24 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post

This came up in the past and Chuck said it didn't work well at all.
I didn't see this post last year ... & I don't remember saying it didn't work?

I ran a tire shop for years, It absolutely does work. It's not really safe & I don't recommend it, but it works. I've seen it done with starting fluid, brake cleaner, even rubbing alcohol. The 1st time I saw it was when some guy had welded 2 sets of wheels together to make really wide rims to mount some 44" (might have been bigger than that) tires on for his mudd/hunting buggy. They would not seat & air up using convertional methods even with the right tools at the garage. We had high pressure air lines, and even a "cheetah" (a large pressurized air tank with a lever & a blast spout used to blow air suddenly into a tire to make it expand & seat on the rim) and these things wouldn't go. A tech who had seen this problem before removed the valve core from the stems, Jammed an air line on the stem (so air would continue to flow into the rim) then poured some rubbing alchohol in the tire. He then lit a mach a threw it into the tire. I blew about 5' off the ground, but when it landed... the bead was seated! WARNING.... This is not advisable as the tire/rim combo could have killed him and over blasting or over inflating a tire can cause it to fail dramatically. I have seen them blow out while on a rim clamp machine & cause compound arm fractures, & even hit the ceiling at shop that had 25' concrete ceilings leaving a rim impression in the concrete!
For more tires.... I'd stick to using a rachet strap, or rope to get it to seat.
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #9  
Old 05-13-2009, 12:36 AM
CheapNEasy CheapNEasy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Age: 31
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 6
CheapNEasy is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rekrap8 View Post
Also I noticed that this mower does not stripe the grass. I know that stripes are made by the way that the grass is bent, and I always see lawns done with commercials mowers and they are striped. Does anyone know if this can be done without a roller.
Are you changing directions of the cut with each pass?

Example:

<<<<<<<<<<< Change
>>>>>>>>>>> Directions
<<<<<<<<<<< With
>>>>>>>>>>> Each
<<<<<<<<<<< Pass

Overlaping your tire tracks to make sure the stripes stay even.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ferris Mower Vs. Scag Mower briandel265 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 19 02-22-2012 09:39 PM
Marketing Questions BT2007 General Business Discussions 3 08-03-2007 11:05 PM
Few Questions Lynden-Jeff Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 01-04-2007 04:50 PM
2 questions... Billz Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-26-2006 08:20 PM
Two Questions tiedeman Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 08-14-2005 06:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
Today 06:06 AM
by Billy Goat
4 151
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
Yesterday 01:02 PM
Yesterday 01:02 PM
by jrwalker333
0 42
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Yesterday 09:34 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 480
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-24-2015 10:54 PM
by Chilehead
39 15,804
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-24-2015 01:13 PM
by WesleySnips
16 2,988
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,518
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-23-2015 03:39 PM
by burnell76
7 452
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-23-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
8 233
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 88
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-23-2015 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 260
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 316
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 110
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-23-2015 08:46 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 438
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 224
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 222
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-22-2015 02:09 PM
by biglee
39 10,111
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 270
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 419
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 259
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 600
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 329
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,110
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 499
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,425
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 360
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 413
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 248
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 177
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,777
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 614
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 310
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,784
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,539
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 449
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,073
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 420
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,343
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 457
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 563
Do you guys charge buy...
burtle
01-02-2015 09:58 PM
01-07-2015 08:37 PM
by Shark1611
14 918
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 07:05 PM
01-07-2015 07:05 PM
by greyhound
18 2,153
Need advice please
CHenricks
01-06-2015 01:17 AM
01-07-2015 03:34 PM
by Steve
4 529
Mowing 2 acres
Bradcook21
01-05-2015 03:13 PM
01-07-2015 03:32 PM
by Steve
9 668
Ideas on a large bid
Knaubone
12-21-2014 11:57 AM
01-06-2015 03:55 PM
by Steve
5 981
Trailer with 4ft sides...
mayala030292
01-02-2015 09:01 PM
01-06-2015 03:33 PM
by Steve
5 615
A tip to get good...
biglee
01-04-2015 12:07 AM
01-06-2015 03:30 PM
by Steve
4 596
Work Shoes!
rsanchez1203
02-19-2013 12:07 PM
01-05-2015 09:18 PM
by Havanese2
13 7,443
EDDM post cards
hemiman
02-13-2014 06:36 PM
01-05-2015 04:22 PM
by Steve
14 2,410
Cleaning your Mower and...
MNK
01-03-2015 01:22 AM
01-05-2015 09:17 AM
by rmccutchan
10 751
where to find more...
BLAZIER-1991
01-02-2015 12:17 AM
01-04-2015 12:51 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
6 637
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush deliquentaccounts ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental ferris first truck flyers foreman georgia google gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mr dave mulch new buisness new mower per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride running a business savannah search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a business starting a lawn care business steep lawns sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy