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 11-15-2012, 23:19 Post: 185481
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Has anyone experienced tire air loss on their Gator. Both right side tires seem to leak on me.

A tire shop check and they could not locate leak.

Any advice??

Thanks!

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 11-16-2012, 05:52 Post: 185484
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Most of them leak around the rim. Take them off, lay them flat and spray around the rim and tire with Windex or ??? and check for bubbles.






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Are your tires the standard Gator tire or the optional heavy duty tire that was/is available from Deere?

Our HPX had the standard tire, they seemed to have "Mystery" leaks. Our XUV with the heavy duty tires have been problem free.

Frank.






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 11-16-2012, 08:10 Post: 185486
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My knobby tires were leaking at the base of the knobs. You had to flex the knob to see the leak with some soapy water brushed on the area.






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 11-16-2012, 08:30 Post: 185487
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I have a 6x4 1990's vintage, was partners with neighbor, ultimately bought his half because he kept lending it out to his friends without letting me know. When I had a leak I put a tube in it, hasn't leaked since. The former part owner shot some sort of slime in front left, only made things worse. If you can find a tube it's a sure fix.






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Gator 6 X 4;

The slime crap is best left in the can. I had some injected into a front lawnmower tire once, the tire shop all but refused to work on it. I didn't blame them it was a mess. I've put tubes in several small tires that were constant trouble and had good results.

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Yes, I have checked the tires with soap and water, not sure about windex. The though of putting duct tape or goo inside just is not a fix in my opinion.

I will go to JD and get tubed!! Mybe if they do four they might throw me a JD hat!

Thanks for all your replys!!






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