Tractor tires are essential for agricultural operations, but they can be vulnerable to damage from sharp objects in the grass. If you notice a tire that is leaking air, it likely has a hole that needs to be repaired. Fortunately, there are several methods for repairing tractor tires, depending on the size of the hole. This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to repair a tractor tire. The first step is to scratch the lining around the area to be repaired.
Then, apply a patch specifically designed for tractor tires, which is larger than the size of the cut. To ensure perfect adhesion, the patch must be heated with a silicon membrane from 120° to 140°. If you have a sidewall fault, decode the size of the tractor tire on the sidewall and find a suitable replacement tire. The combination of patch and cap will seal the tire's air and prevent moisture from penetrating the tire shell, causing oxidation and internal rotting of the belt. For smaller holes in the tractor tire, mix water and dish soap and shake it with your hand to form bubbles.
Move the lawn tractor forward to roll the tire until you have covered all parts of the tire with soapy water. This will help you find any smaller holes in the tire. The best method for repairing holes in tires depends on their size. For larger holes, use a shank replacement to avoid having to dismantle the tire. This will save time and effort. When choosing a tire repairer, select one you trust based on their experience and reputation.
It is important to remember that even though these are tires for low-speed equipment, it is still dangerous to operate a tractor with tires that have damaged sidewalls. Finally, GCR Tyres & Service can provide regular inspections of your agricultural fleet to detect upcoming tractor tire service needs. These scheduled inspections are customizable and can provide information on tire condition and service forecasts. If you follow these steps, you should be able to repair your tractor tire quickly and safely. If you have any questions or concerns about repairing your tractor tire, contact GCR Tyres & Service for assistance.