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bntt68
06-22-2006, 02:09 PM
How many hours do you guys get out of a set of tires on a Z type mower> Carlisle Turf Saver is what I use. Not cheap either. Thanx!!!

Mower For Less
06-22-2006, 04:20 PM
Turf Savers last me about 2 months on my walk behind. I will never buy them again. The Turf Masters that came stock lasted a whole season and a couple weeks into the next. I know its not a Z like you said, but it might help.

Kevin

ProStreetCamaro
06-22-2006, 04:51 PM
On our lazer Z hp we got 2,100 hours out of the original tires.

bntt68
06-22-2006, 05:19 PM
WOW !!! What kind of tires were they?

K c m
06-22-2006, 05:28 PM
Turf Savers last me about 2 months on my walk behind. I will never buy them again. The Turf Masters that came stock lasted a whole season and a couple weeks into the next. I know its not a Z like you said, but it might help.

Kevin


you joking? I have used my 36 metro every day for 5 years. First 3 yrs that was my only mower. The treads are still in top notch shape.

Mower For Less
06-22-2006, 05:39 PM
you joking? I have used my 36 metro every day for 5 years. First 3 yrs that was my only mower. The treads are still in top notch shape.

I wish I was, its sick how fast I go through tires. Not to mention the sulky tires, which eats about 2-3 sets per season. I dont know why they go so fast, but I am extremely disapointed in the turf savers that I used as replacements. We cut about 50 lawns per week with the mower.

Kevin

ProStreetCamaro
06-22-2006, 06:07 PM
WOW !!! What kind of tires were they?


I am pretty sure they are turf savers.

ProStreetCamaro
06-22-2006, 06:08 PM
I wish I was, its sick how fast I go through tires. Not to mention the sulky tires, which eats about 2-3 sets per season. I dont know why they go so fast, but I am extremely disapointed in the turf savers that I used as replacements. We cut about 50 lawns per week with the mower.

Kevin


;) ;) Something doesnt seem right. On our wb's we get over 3,000 hours out of a set of tires. Our velkys get around 2-3 years of service before they go bald. :confused: Are you cutting sand paper? :laugh:

Mower For Less
06-22-2006, 06:08 PM
I am pretty sure they are turf savers.

Originals should have been Turf Masters on the Laser.

ProStreetCamaro
06-22-2006, 06:10 PM
Originals should have been Turf Masters on the Laser.


Ahhh your probably correct. Either way they lasted a long time.Now when we replaced them they were as smooth as glass. Our gravely has the turf savers for sure and they are bald right now after 400 hours.

Mower For Less
06-22-2006, 06:15 PM
;) ;) Something doesnt seem right. On our wb's we get over 3,000 hours out of a set of tires. Our velkys get around 2-3 years of service before they go bald. :confused: Are you cutting sand paper? :laugh:

I guess I do alot of highway driving with my mower... ;) lol. I do tend to run fast, full out on most lawns, and I make alot of turns on pavement, but I dont skid the tires, its a hydro and I slow and reverse the inside wheel like your supposed to. Lawns are typical for the area, bluegrass, rye, fescue blends. Nothing out of the ordinary. I have been running 12 psi in the mower tires to make them ride smoother at speed, maybe I should step it up to 14 or 15?

Kevin

bntt68
06-24-2006, 12:11 AM
Any one else???

Keith
06-24-2006, 01:07 AM
I think I replaced the chevron-style tires on the Grasshopper twice in just under 2000 hours. It could use another set now. So I figure they were good for 800-1000 hours.

I put a replacement set on my Y/K ZTMax within a couple of months because the ones that came on it sucked so bad. I think they were TurfTrac R/S, and I put Turfmasters on in place of them. I put one more set of Turfmasters on it somewhere around 1200-1400 hours or so and I retired the mower with about 1800 hours on it and the tires are still good.

My Lazer came with TurfTrac C/S tires and they were ok. I kept them on for about 850 hours and ditched them after they got one too many nails in them and put Turfmasters on it as well.

The Super Z came with Turfmasters and they are still good at about 750 hours.

SWD
06-24-2006, 02:47 AM
it just goes to show you how different operations are different.
My tires last about 300 hrs yet very few observers here are mowing in sustained 100*+ heat for at least six months out of a year.

topsites
06-24-2006, 04:40 AM
Turf savers are an economy tire, I bought them for many years not knowing any better but my new Toro came with Toro factory quality tires (dunno the brand but niiice) and now in it's 2nd year the tires still got a LOT of tread, they will likely last into and maybe through next year. Yes they are twice as expensive but I will try the next set to be the nice 50-odd dollar ones as well, just to see.

Because:
Cheap tires = 25 + 25 + 25 labor + tax = 80.
Nice tires = 50 + 50 + 25 labor + tax = 135.
And if the nice ones last 2-3 years instead of one season for cheapos...?

Mower For Less
06-24-2006, 01:29 PM
Cheap tires = 25 + 25 + 25 labor + tax = 80.
Nice tires = 50 + 50 + 25 labor + tax = 135.

Wal-Mart will mount mower tires for $5 each. FYI.