Do you think I can maybe just put a patch on this?
Well, I supposed that the lesson for me here is to never inflate a 7-year-old tire to its rated-pressure.
So, the zeroturn gets to sit and wait for two new front tires to arrive; the lawn has been too wet to use the rider for mowing anyway; I used a regular power mower to do the front yard, the rest of the yard can wait.
The battery needed some coaxing to bring it back to life; dunno if it will make it to the end of the mowing season; this is the tractor's second battery; they only seem to last 3-years each. After sitting all winter, the engine started without too much persuasion.
I'd really like to put a mulch kit on the mower deck ... naaah ... maybe next year.
I kinda thought something was going on with the feds around here during the past few days ... things were noticeably more bizarre than usual. Some followup by enforcement agencies may still be underway, or there may be something going on aside from this.
A righteous catch by the Feds? Offhand it looks that way, but all terrorists are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. CLICK ON the photo below to read the story.