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How to fix a flat tire on a snow thrower

My snow thrower has tubeless tires, and one became flat last week. I found a good article that explains how to repair the tire, in the case where the tire bead has separated from the rim. I'm going to try the process out soon.




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I can understand your concern over the issue that your having with the snow thrower. I placed a link where they speak upon how to replace/repair the tire. I hope that link i provided will help you along in figuring out what to do.
by Manage My Life
January 16th, 2011
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The Manage My Life article's info is good too. I'd add one more bit, and that'd be to add a bead of silicone between the rim wall and the tire on each side, so that the seal is more complete.

Also, I used a simple leather belt around the tire to help it seat onto the rim while I was inflating. . .I had to give it a fair amount of muscle to hold it while filling it up at first. You definitely want to fill it using a high-volume air hose, especially if you're using a rope or belt that you're tensioning while filling.

Alternatives to using a belt or rope are the canvas tie-downs and using a ratchet as a tightening device. Both articles provide good detail on that.
by Manage My Life
January 17th, 2011
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When you put the new tire on, make sure to wash the tire edge and the surface of the rim where it seats with soapy water beforehand. You may also want to put a light coating of grease on these surfaces. This will aid in the tire seating up correctly and will also help it to seal off to prevent any leaks around the rim.

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by Manage My Life
January 18th, 2011
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