Hey all, I have a yanmar compact tractor that works very hard for me when I ask. It is a 17 horse diesel and it costs nothing to run. When I bought it I did not know to 'look hard' at the tires. My tires are all on the way out of service due to dry rot. Well my prob. now is that today I noticed they all looked low so I pumped them up, and after going less than 40 feet the back right sprung a nice size hole in the sidewall. All of the writing on the Bridgstone tires is mainly in Jap. I saw that it said as best I can tell 3.5kg or something pressure. What the h#ll does that mean to a tires gauge made in the USA? This is a pencil sized hole that I tried to plug before it got to dark so I do not know if it will hold. I was wondering before I buy a new costly 8.00X 24" tire could I put a $24.00 tube in there and run that till the tire falls off of the rim? I only bush hog, rock rake now and then, and will be post hole digging and hauling small logs around our semi rocky soil. Thanks for any ideas or advice, be nice. Columbia,SC.