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Bunton Guy
10-20-2002, 07:21 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, 07:30 PM
200 Hours???? Are you mowing razor blades? Wow that stinks.

I hope I get more than that on mine.

Scott

Wayne Offiler
10-20-2002, 08:24 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, 08:31 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if he meant to say 2000 hours.

Scott

Evan528
10-20-2002, 08:49 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, 09:45 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.

LAWNGODFATHER
10-21-2002, 01:31 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.

Gravely_Man
10-21-2002, 12:35 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?

Gravely_Man

Bunton Guy
10-21-2002, 12:47 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.

geogunn
10-21-2002, 01:38 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!:(

GEO

LAWNGODFATHER
10-21-2002, 09:46 PM
Is that 200 hours the entire season?

Bunton Guy
10-21-2002, 11:20 PM
Almost...its spread upon 3 mowers a 52", 48"hydro & 36" total of around 700 hrs. on all 3 per year.

Arnold
10-21-2002, 11:31 PM
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.

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

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

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