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Old 05-22-2013, 04:53 PM
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rear tire replacement 66" exmark laser

pretty much what the title says. Had a rear tire blow the sidewall out today. Tires are long past over due to replace. currently they are Multitrac c/z 26x12.00 12NHS tires.
Wondering your thoughts and recommendations for replacement tires and where a good place to purchase them from is.

thanks for your time and feedback
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:32 PM
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instead of going with the 26/12.00 tires for $165.27 a piece can I put smaller tires on the rims if so what are your recommendations
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 PM
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instead of going with the 26/12.00 tires for $165.27 a piece can I put smaller tires on the rims if so what are your recommendations
No! That would change the rake of the mower.

Use the 26x12x12. Check your owners manual for the tire pressure.

Could be wrong on the pressure but I think 10 is correct.


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Old 05-22-2013, 06:39 PM
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instead of going with the 26/12.00 tires for $165.27 a piece can I put smaller tires on the rims if so what are your recommendations
These tires are a pain to mount when they are the correct size. The only way you could go smaller is with something like a 24/12. Honestly, I would not want to try it. The problem would be getting it to seat on the rim, 2 inches is a lot.

165 dollars is not a bad price. Carlisles retail in your size at over 200 dollars.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:28 PM
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No! That would change the rake of the mower.

Use the 26x12x12. Check your owners manual for the tire pressure.

Could be wrong on the pressure but I think 10 is correct.


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didn't even think about it changing the rake of mower... thanks
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:31 AM
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Exmark recommends replacing tires with the same size as originally equipped. Your local Exmark dealer will have the right design and size available.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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surpluscenter.com has a 26 - 12 - 12 Cheng Shin Turf Saver listed for $34.99 but has the O.D. listed as 23 instead of 26. Might be a "get what you pay for" deal, or might be a bargain???
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:08 AM
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DOWN & DIRTY NEW TIRE INFLATION:

After mounting the tire to the rim they can be a real bear to seat.

Purchase a couple of cheap tubes a couple of sizes smaller than the tire, install the tubes with the valve stem exiting between the tire bead and the rim and the valve core removed. Air up the tube until the tire seats, begin to inflate the tire and push the valve stem inside the tire. It's ok to leave the tube inside the tire.

DOWN AND REALLY DIRTY:
(NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE FAINT OF HEART OR THOSE WITH SMALL COJONES)

SPRAY HAIR SPRAY OR STARTING FLUID INSIDE THE TIRE AND THROW A LIT MATCH INSIDE.

I'm sure there are stats on the survival rate of this practice.


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