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Loader tire questions

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by RLM, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    One of my loaders has a slow leak in one tire, I'm assuming it has become slightly dryrotted, aside from the obvious replacement of tire or having a tube installed what else can be done ? Will slime (or other tire sealants help), obviously I will need a good bit.
    The other question is the valves on the other three tires are larger in diameter that your typical tire valve, where do i get either an adapter or new stems ?
  2. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Give your local heavy equipment dealer a call and get a number for a tire store that they recomend that works on loader tires I have ran alot of older loaders and never seen one that the tires were dry rotted maybe its just a beed leak or valve stem leak.
  3. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,968

    Clean it real good, fill it to max psi, spray all over with soapy water and look for bubbles.
    At least you'll narrow it down- tire sidewall,nail in tread,bad valve, bad rim/bead.