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, 12:25 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, 07:06 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
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, 09:39 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, 10:31 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, 11:27 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,502
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, 04:31 PM
Little's's Avatar
Little's Little's is offline
Brandon
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shasta Lake CA.
Posts: 814
Rep Power: 9
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, 07:05 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
  #8  
Old 05-12-2009, 10:24 PM
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 0
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-12-2009, 11:36 PM
CheapNEasy CheapNEasy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgia
Age: 31
Posts: 119
Rep Power: 7
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 08:39 PM
Marketing Questions BT2007 General Business Discussions 3 08-03-2007 10:05 PM
Few Questions Lynden-Jeff Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 01-04-2007 03:50 PM
2 questions... Billz Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 03-26-2006 07:20 PM
Two Questions tiedeman Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 3 08-14-2005 05:04 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Today 06:12 PM
by rootytalbot
7 251
Hello!
brandycarlton
Today 12:31 PM
Today 03:54 PM
by Steve
1 42
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:25 PM
Yesterday 09:24 PM
by Steve
2 168
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:56 PM
Yesterday 09:09 PM
by Steve
2 143
Funny craigslist post
GreenWorx
Yesterday 07:17 PM
Yesterday 09:02 PM
by Steve
2 151
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Yesterday 09:00 PM
by Steve
7 297
NewVenture
NJDB60
07-27-2015 03:38 PM
Yesterday 08:58 PM
by Steve
1 147
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
07-27-2015 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 674
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
07-27-2015 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,852
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
07-27-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 304
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
07-27-2015 11:27 AM
by googus
8 495
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
07-27-2015 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,328
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,330
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,394
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 244
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 358
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 265
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 279
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,659
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,608
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,411
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 292
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 237
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 408
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,411
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 338
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,175
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 305
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 2,015
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,190
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook financials flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to husqvarna hydro jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge per hour service plowing profit on employee quickbooks roundup scag secrets to landscaping shell small engine repair snow plowing solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 PM.

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