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Lawn Mower Tire Repair For At-Home DIY-ers

by The Handyguys

in Lawns, Tools, Video Podcasts

The tire on your wheelbarrow, lawn tractor, snow blower or other piece of equipment goes flat. How do you repair a lawn mower tire? If its not obviously punctured, and if you can get air into it, you may be able to get back to work quickly.

Repair a Lawn Mower Tire video

Repair a Tire tools

All you need is a strap and an air pump to repair a lawn mower tire! If the air is leaking out because the tire is not making good contact with the rim, you can place the strap around the tire and tighten it. This should push the tire onto the rim to stop air leakage. After the strap, add air into the tire until you can get the  tire to the right pressure. You can also use a ratchet strap to repair a lawn mower tire.

Keeper 05561 6' x 1" Retractable Ratchet Tie-Down, 2 Pack

Click the image to see some straps at Amazon.

Campbell Hausfeld MP6000 Tire Inflator with Gauge

We used an air filler like this one. We connected it to a small air compressor. Click the image for this and other combo gauges / fillers at Amazon.


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frank November 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

this is an example of over kill. all one needs is a piece of rope or nylon cord and an air tank. too much $$$$$ your way.


The Handyguys November 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Didn’t cost a dime. We already had the strap and the air. This would be nearly impossible with a bike pump but yes, certainly a portable air tank would work well if you didn’t have a compressor.


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