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Slime is an excellent product. Works very well. I sell the 16 oz bottles for about $8.99 and like you said, the 24 oz bottles, which is the recommended size for lawnmowers, sell for about $12. They have a tubeless product and a tube tire product along with tubes prefilled with slime and several other products. Check out their website.

I would recommend going with Slime if you are having problems with thorns and nails. One bottle will do the average lawn mower tire. It will immediately stop leaks in tires if you hit thorns and nails. Just the centrifugal force will push the Slime to the bead area of the tire and at the moment the nail or thorn pokes through the sire, the Slime is right there to seal up the tire, immediately. Slime "Repairs punctures up to ¼" (6mm) using Fibro-Seal™ technology".

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I have already replaced all my tow behind equipment tires with the solic tires but will get som of the Slime for the lawn and pulling tractors. A cheap "on the Job" fix.

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I was going to try a couple of solid rubber flat-free tires for the front of my walk behind until my buddy had me use his wheelbarrow with a solid rubber tire.

It's "squishy" and is quite hard to push after loading it with anything other than very dry mulch. Stone? Forget it. Pneumatic tires are harder and much easier to push in this case. Are the mower tires also squishy? Do you notice any difference in gas consumption?
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I was going to try a couple of solid rubber flat-free tires for the front of my walk behind until my buddy had me use his wheelbarrow with a solid rubber tire.

It's "squishy" and is quite hard to push after loading it with anything other than very dry mulch. Stone? Forget it. Pneumatic tires are harder and much easier to push in this case. Are the mower tires also squishy? Do you notice any difference in gas consumption?
Remember, there are at least two types of tires that are not "pneumatic". These two are solid rubber "semi-pneumatic" (similar to a push mower's tires) and foam filled rubber tires. From the price they were talking about I would guess they are talking about I would guess they were talking about the "semi-pneumatic" tires since the cheapest prices I have seen for foam filled tires are well over $50.00 a piece.

I am guessing the foam filled tires are the ones you were looking at for the front of your mower. That is just a guess though.

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I checked out the slime website (thanks) and they have a gallon for $36 which would seal the 4 tires on the mower and the 2 trailer tires. I'm assuming my tires are tubeless. Is there a way to tell without taking them off? I guess it probably would say on the tire. Its a cub with bigger back tires and small front tires (ZRT). I'll see if I can find some locally. It will probably cost a bit more but less than paying shipping costs. The gallon seems like the way to go. Thanks for the info.
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I checked out the slime website (thanks) and they have a gallon for $36 which would seal the 4 tires on the mower and the 2 trailer tires. I'm assuming my tires are tubeless. Is there a way to tell without taking them off? I guess it probably would say on the tire. Its a cub with bigger back tires and small front tires (ZRT). I'll see if I can find some locally. It will probably cost a bit more but less than paying shipping costs. The gallon seems like the way to go. Thanks for the info.
I don't suggest buying Slime by the gallon. I bought the gallon to use on my 4-wheeler and the pump was a joke. It claims one ounce per pump or something like that so it would be about 24 pumps per tire and I bet I pumped on each tire atleast 100 or more pumps and then the pump didn't get all of the "Slime" out of the container. So I don't know if that was just my experiance but I wouldn't do it again.

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Thanks for the tip. Is it true that it doesn't just screw on the valve and you have to take the valve off to put it in? Is that pretty easy to do? Do I need a special tool? I hate to sound like an idiot, I just never had reason to take a valve off before.
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Thanks for the tip. Is it true that it doesn't just screw on the valve and you have to take the valve off to put it in? Is that pretty easy to do? Do I need a special tool? I hate to sound like an idiot, I just never had reason to take a valve off before.
You don't have to take the whole valve off you just have to remove the valve core but it's fairly easy. You can get the tool to do so at the auto parts store for less than $5. Also I wanted to add that I didn't mean to make Slime sound like a bad product when in fact it is a great product I just would buy the smaller squeeze bottles even though it may be a bit more expensive.
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