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Old 05-20-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Old Craftsman reel mower - glue for tire


My mower is probably from the 50's, very heavy (model # 1238172). After all these years, the tire split. I'd like to glue it back onto the wheel, which I think is iron, and I think the tire is tree rubber.

After cleaning it real good, does anyone know what glue is best? Thank you.

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Old 05-20-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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My mower is probably from the 50's, very heavy (model # 1238172).
After all these years, the tire split.
I doubt that any glue product will solve the problem.
I'd suggest looking into what NEW wheel/tire will mount on your axle.

Can you post a picture or two? (paper clip icon at top of posting window)
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eta: Just looked it up. I thought this was a power mower.
Cutting to the chase... I think it's time to retire Wally's mower.
Even if/when you find new rubber... clean it up, oil it down and put it in
a nice spot to be admired by all who might chance upon it.
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My camera batteries are dead, but I will send pics in a day or two.

I don't need a new tire. It's split across, not lengthwise. When you see how beautiful she is for her age, you will understand why I want to try this heroic measure.

I thought spreading glue all the way around the inside of the tire and at both ends of the split might give her a fighting chance. In its simplest terms, isn't it just a matter of gluing rubber to iron? There's gotta be something if they can put men on the space station.....

I called Sears parts but they don't even have the model number anymore.

Wait'll you see her. Check later. There's always hope.
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Not going to work, but I'd try rubber cement.
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