View Full Version : hydro W.b and tires !

Bunton Guy
10-20-2002, 08:21 PM
curious as to how many hours you guys get out of your tires on your hydro mowers. I get 200 hours max !

Green Pastures
10-20-2002, 08:30 PM
200 Hours???? Are you mowing razor blades? Wow that stinks.

I hope I get more than that on mine.


Wayne Offiler
10-20-2002, 09:24 PM
Do you do a lot of turning on pavement? I have a Bunton hydro 52" with 6.50x15 Carlisle "Multi-trac" tires. They have over 600 hours on them, and show hardly any wear.

Green Pastures
10-20-2002, 09:31 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if he meant to say 2000 hours.


10-20-2002, 09:49 PM
I only got about 200 hours off of my 1999 toro z master before they had becomes smooth in some spots. The tread that came on the 99's werent deep to begin with....

Bunton Guy
10-20-2002, 10:45 PM
Yes I meant 200 hrs. They didnt look like any mean tires when I bought them. I do some turning on driveways but little driving on paved roads or gravel roads. Mainly from lawn to trailer across the street.

10-21-2002, 02:31 AM
Mine get trashed before they wear out.

To many cut's plug, patches, and leaks to much Slime.

I had a few sets go 1500 +/- hours.

And we try to turn on hard surfaces as much as possable.

10-21-2002, 01:35 PM
That is very discouraging. I only have gear drives experience but 200 hrs on a set of tires is awful. Do you keep them over inflated by chance?


Bunton Guy
10-21-2002, 01:47 PM
No I kind of keep them inbetween not over inflated and not under inflated. Its basically close to what the recomended rate is. The wear is very even across the tire.

10-21-2002, 02:38 PM
you're wearing out a set of tires in five weeks or less?

you go through five or more sets of tires in a season?

now I know I can't afford a hydro!:(


10-21-2002, 10:46 PM
Is that 200 hours the entire season?

Bunton Guy
10-22-2002, 12:20 AM
Almost...its spread upon 3 mowers a 52", 48"hydro & 36" total of around 700 hrs. on all 3 per year.

10-22-2002, 12:31 AM
200 hrs that sucks on anything using rubber tire. Are these mowers rear steer.
If they are I would look into better tires and way the cost between replacing tires often or buying on good (costly) set.

10-22-2002, 11:13 PM
Are these mowers rear steer.
Arnold , those type of mowers are dinosaurs!!!

These he has are brake steer type. NO steering wheel.

10-22-2002, 11:49 PM
Thats what I thought