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mcwlandscaping
04-05-2009, 10:22 PM
I just bought a 52/19 Stander a few weeks ago and i must say im pretty impressed with the machine! The one question i have is has anyone had any luck with a different tire design on these machines? The RH is already "challenged" in the traction department with the low profile tires which is fine but i just wanted to know if there was a different tread pattern that anyone found that worked better on these mowers...unless a bigger tire would fit? I this mower is just having no trouble whatsoever spinning those tires!!! lol....thank you for any insight!

These are definitely different mowers to operate compared to any WB or ZTR ive used in the past but i really think once i get it down better it will be one very productive machine!! So actually, if anyone has any overall tips on the best way to use this mower that would be great!

-mike-

I really wish my dealer knew that the 23 hp option was available on these mowers this year, i asked about it and he didn't know :-\ I guess i'll try that on the next one!

Mrplowcjc
04-05-2009, 10:33 PM
How do you like the RH on hills? What did you pay for your new mower?

mcwlandscaping
04-05-2009, 10:39 PM
The mower does alright on the one big hill i tried it on....but i think that just proved that WB's will always have their place. I think better drive tires would have helped A LOT on that hill though! And i was also traveling with a JRCO rake on the front for part of it so that made it even more difficult. All in all, once i get the mower controls down pat and hopefully upgrade the tires, this thing will do great! I paid $6700 for the mower

-mike-

Mrplowcjc
04-06-2009, 12:01 AM
Thanks for your response, did you consider the sentar sport at all?

mcwlandscaping
04-06-2009, 10:52 AM
Not really, i wanted the really tight package of the traditional stander with the ability to change the deck quickly....the RH fit what i wanted perfectly!

olde_blue
04-06-2009, 01:29 PM
Do you have the Carlise multitrac tires (18x8-10) on your RH? Unfortunately, I do not think that the turfmaster tread (a bit more aggressive, standard on most Wrights) comes in that size. You would have to go with the 8" wheels (lower offset, which may narrow your track width a bit) to be able to choose a more aggressive tire, like a turfmaster. You could even get a chevron turf tire (which I've seen run on the large Stander's in 20x10-8 size before), the "super lug", in 18x9.5-8, which could probably be made to work with 8" wheels and some spacers. It may be a bit hard on the lawns, however. . .
http://www.carlisletire.com/products/big_biters/superlug/catalog.jpg
link: http://www.carlisletire.com/products/big_biters/superlug/index.html

mcwlandscaping
04-06-2009, 11:38 PM
I'm not sure what the size is but i have the Turf-Masters on there now...i think those tires would be a bit tough on my lawns lol, but for rough mowing i wouldn't hesitate to put those on!

WrightCommercial
04-07-2009, 10:30 AM
mcwlandscaping,

We are currently looking in to another tire fitment for the 42"-52" Sports and RH's. It is the same Carlisle Turf Master low profile sidewall but in the 18 x 10.5 - 10 size (on the stock rim). Some people have already put these on and report a significant increase in hill holding and a reduction in turf tear. We have not approved it yet due to increased stress on the wheel motors and are waiting to hear if it is still within exceptable limits.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.

mcwlandscaping
04-07-2009, 11:07 AM
mcwlandscaping,

We are currently looking in to another tire fitment for the 42"-52" Sports and RH's. It is the same Carlisle Turf Master low profile sidewall but in the 18 x 10.5 - 10 size (on the stock rim). Some people have already put these on and report a significant increase in hill holding and a reduction in turf tear. We have not approved it yet due to increased stress on the wheel motors and are waiting to hear if it is still within exceptable limits.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.
Thank you for the reply! Let us know if becomes an "approved" modification =] its good to see that you are actively looking for solutions to make your products even better!

mcwlandscaping
04-07-2009, 12:53 PM
I guess this brings up a new question now...where can i get these tires? I can only find the 18x9.5-8's but not the 18x10.5-10's anywhere....any suggestions? They are not even listed on Carlisle's site (it shows they only have the Multi-Trac in that size...and how do these compare to the Turf Master R/S?

mcwlandscaping
04-07-2009, 09:20 PM
Well i feel like a D/A but i just went outside and looked at the stander and it has the Carlisle Multi-Trac's on it :-\ The size is 18X8-10...so i'm certainly looking for those turf masters!!!

WrightCommercial
04-08-2009, 04:49 PM
mcwlandscaping,

Sorry for the confusion the current production WSES/RH's do use the Multi-Trac C/S tires. If your mower has the Turf Master tires it is an earlier version before we switched to the Multi-Trac C/S setup on the three blade decks. Since this is the case you would need the full assembly as your setup uses the eight inch rim not the ten.

Best Regards,
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.

WrightCommercial
04-08-2009, 04:51 PM
mcwlandscaping,

One of those days, missed the second page post. All you would need is the tires you have the correct rim already.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.

mcwlandscaping
04-08-2009, 08:50 PM
mcwlandscaping,

One of those days, missed the second page post. All you would need is the tires you have the correct rim already.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.
any idea where i could find that size tire? I can only find the 18x9.5-10's anywhere :-\

Thank you for the responses!!!!

South Florida Lawns
04-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Mike for a good pointer just give it time and you will get good on the stander. I had the same problem with traction on my stander, so I lowered the back tires psi by 2 and that helped. Also when you get more comfortable with the mower and controls the traction issue seems to go away.

mcwlandscaping
04-10-2009, 01:01 AM
Mike for a good pointer just give it time and you will get good on the stander. I had the same problem with traction on my stander, so I lowered the back tires psi by 2 and that helped. Also when you get more comfortable with the mower and controls the traction issue seems to go away.
Thanks ryan, i appreciate the advice! Usually my learning curve for stuff like this is VERY small so i was a little worried that either the machine wasn't working right or i just wasn't getting the hang of it as fast as i used to be able to! Im really looking forward to start cutting with this thing!!

WrightCommercial
04-13-2009, 10:26 AM
mcwlandscaping,

The 18 x 10.5 - 10 should be available from any Carlisle tire distributor or dealer, it is definitely on their website.

Best Regards
Wright Mfg. Service Dept.

olde_blue
04-13-2009, 10:48 AM
It is on their website here: http://www.carlisletire.com/products/turf_handlers/multi_trac/index.html, but only in multitrac (not in turfmaster) tread.

Here is linked catalog page:
http://www.carlisletire.com/products/turf_handlers/multi_trac/catalog.jpg

They seem to recommend a little wider rim for the 10.5" wide tire.

Anyone have any pics of this tire actually mounted on a RH?