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Old 03-15-2009, 10:49 PM
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Flat proof or air filled? ztr exmark

I can't find the thread , so I am asking this question. On my exmark ztr 60" AS I have little (13-5-6) tiers and I don't like them. I wan to change them for 13-6.5-6 I already know that I have to change forks also. But sould I go for flat proof or air filled? How they do on grass? And shock absorbing wise? Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:53 PM
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I'd go with the flat proof if you mow places that are likely to have tire hazards, but the air filled would be more cushioned (obviously) and less likely to mess up anything else.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:57 PM
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I have a '99 lazar 60'' 23 hp I ran the stock air tires for 8 years few 2 new sets of tires and a lot of flats. I put the emark flat free tire on 2 years ago I will never go back to air tires.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:10 PM
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We put slime in all four tires and never worry about flats.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:14 PM
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I couldn't even make it 40 hours on my air filled tires before I upgraded to solid. Its well worth the money in time spent.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:15 PM
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Flat free, IMO, is the only way to go.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:47 PM
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Go w/ the Carlisle Reliance flat-proof tires. They are what come standard usually on Scags and now Kubota's I believe. They have a hollow inner core for more flex and give as compared to solid tires. You press them on to your existing rim.

I sold several this year to local guys.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:01 AM
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this goes back about 5 years ago but.... I used to buy j- thomas flat free tires
We had a couple DFS 60"ztr's

With the flat free tires there is "no give" We had 3-4 cracks in the frames from the ridgedness of the solid tires. I have pictures if some of the non-belivers on here need.
I know now they offer a softer tire that may help offset the problem we had.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:07 PM
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this goes back about 5 years ago but.... I used to buy j- thomas flat free tires
We had a couple DFS 60"ztr's

With the flat free tires there is "no give" We had 3-4 cracks in the frames from the ridgedness of the solid tires. I have pictures if some of the non-belivers on here need.
I know now they offer a softer tire that may help offset the problem we had.

kane
Yep, the old style were a bit stiff. New style is nice. Can't tell the difference from an air filled (except the flats!).
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Old 03-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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The only time I ever had a problem with air filled tires going flat was before I added slime to them. After the slime I have no more problems with flats.
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