Having a lawn tractor is not an achievement at all if you cannot find the ideal sealant for its tires. Despite the tractor looking hardy, its tires are subject to pricking. It feels “cool” when the tractor is up and operating smoothly. But what happens when it suddenly comes to a standstill, courtesy of nails, screwdrivers or any other sharp object?
It is simple, we panic. In this state of panic, we rush to replace the tires and throw the tires away. If we are not that naive, we get a sealant to fix the tire.
We do not think of ever dealing with unscrupulous dealers who sell to us substandard chemicals but nevertheless, we fall for their traps. That is not the way to go, because there are several options to choose from when it comes to finding the best tire sealant for your lawn tractor.
One of the sealants that has proved to be a good choice for lawn tractors is Flat Stopper. There are reasons as to why Flat Stopper is recommended for lawn tractors. They include the following; sealing puncture up to 0.375 inches, high Return on Investment(ROI), it is capable of sealing the sidewalls and the bead of the tire, makes the tire last longer and reduces downtime. This in return results in low cost of the sealant.
Tireject tire sealant.
Another sealant that is making waves in the market is Tireject. This product has been in the market for a few months but the users are simply wowed by its ease of use.
I was amazed at how Tireject was efficient in sealing a leaking tire in his mower`s tire.
This is coupled with the fact that it easy to clean and leaves the tire looking as if no sealant was ever used on it. Tireject is also long-lasting as it can keep a tire that had a flat inflated for up to a year without needing to fix again and again.
When one puts pressure on a lawn tractor, he/she is assured the tires remain for a long time intact. The sealant is of high quality and not just a hype, unlike other sealants that have been a letdown to the users.
Tireject fixes tires in heavy tractors such as the Caterpillar within a few minutes.
The only problem with this sealant is that it has not yet obtained the recognition given to its major competitors.
Slime tire sealant – our pick
If you are willing to save some few dollars, you can go for Slime. This is the sealant is the perfect pick for tires, sealing tires up to 6mm, a good way of sealing flat tires in tractors. This sealant offers service in the long term, lasting for more than 2 years.
If you are looking for prevention of a slow leak, you should forego the other sealants and choose this sealant. The better part of this sealant is its affordability.
With US $20.00 you can get yourself a Slime sealant. Another thing with slime is that it can easily compete with other sealants in the market. It was awarded a title: “One of the best tire sealants for ATV and UTV“.
Bead SealerBead sealer has raised mixed reactions from users. It is very great sealant but if used badly, it can be a headache and seem to be a waste of money. A can goes for less than US$13.00. It has raised eyebrows of its users.
Those who are for this sealant cite the capacity to seal tires very effectively after very few minutes from the time of a puncture.
The critics on the other side, however, are skeptical claiming that it has not yet solved their problems. But what are the advantages of Bead Sealer over the other sealers?
The answer is pretty simple; it can seal leaking tires, concentrating mostly on the beads. This is like a charm to them since it leaves them totally sealed.
OKO Off Road tire sealantOKO Off Road sealant by Koko is a very unique sealant. It has been used over and over again and has some of the greatest brands such as the “race”. This brand has been very reliable and when its stock runs out, users keep off from the other brands until it is reintroduced back.
OKO Off Road has been sealing big “holes” in tires and it is the reason as to why it cranes above the other sealants in the markets.
Many lawn tractors have been using it and so far they have not complained. However, it is sad to say that the “race” is the only reliable version of the OKO Off sealants.
Its thick nature makes it ideal for lawn tractors since they move slowly. The bad part of this sealant is that you have to use it in large quantities, resulting in wastage.
Berryman`s tire sealant – ideal for tractorsBerryman’s is another ideal sealant for lawn tractors. It works the same way as Slime. It is more affordable than the Slime. It has been recommended by few people since it is not very popular. But that doesn`t mean it is ineffective.
It is multipurpose since it can seal punctures on the sidewalls of a lawn tractor as well as the base of the inside of a tire.
The only bad thing about the Berryman`s is that it has not yet penetrated the market.
As a result, dodgy dealers have resulted to introducing fake Berryman`s sealants into the market, making it difficult for the buyer to differentiate the original from the counterfeit.
The Final Thoughts
From the above sealants, you can clearly see that the above sealants have been recommended by the different users. As in the case with other products, sealants have their own shortcomings.
You should go for the sealant that has a return on investment (ROI). If the sealant does not last for long or is ineffective, you need to forego it.
The question is, what sealant do you use for your lawn tractor? Is it user-friendly and economical?