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Old 09-19-2013, 11:03 PM
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Turf Tracer Wheel Widening

Any of you guys ever widen the width of your rims on your wallbehind, mainly TurfTracers. Obvious not talking about raising the height of the mower and not looking to put dual wheels on each side. Reason why I ask is because the width of the turf tracers wheels are so skinny that I'm having trouble rutting even after switching up directions.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:42 AM
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Have you tried lowering your tire pressure? This made a huge difference for me on my Exmark WB
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:51 AM
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Have you tried lowering your tire pressure? This made a huge difference for me on my Exmark WB
Yea they were at like 9-10 for most of season. Just lately bumped them up to the 13
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:14 AM
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Any of you guys ever widen the width of your rims on your wallbehind, mainly TurfTracers. Obvious not talking about raising the height of the mower and not looking to put dual wheels on each side. Reason why I ask is because the width of the turf tracers wheels are so skinny that I'm having trouble rutting even after switching up directions.
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Are your lawns irrigated? If so adjust irrigation. I know this sound basic but I see it over and over. Most mowing only folks arent familiar with how to adjust irrigation. Of course if you are dealing with natural rainfall nothing you can do.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:06 PM
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Are your lawns irrigated? If so adjust irrigation. I know this sound basic but I see it over and over. Most mowing only folks arent familiar with how to adjust irrigation. Of course if you are dealing with natural rainfall nothing you can do.
Naw only a few. Rest is all natural other than regular sprinklers that I may not know about
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:39 PM
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even if you spaced out the wheels with spacers, wouldn't the tires still have the same width and cause ruts? I would think you would need a wider tire/rim combo. We have a 48" and 36" and never had any issues... that's running a one wheel sulky on the 48" too.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:54 PM
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even if you spaced out the wheels with spacers, wouldn't the tires still have the same width and cause ruts? I would think you would need a wider tire/rim combo. We have a 48" and 36" and never had any issues... that's running a one wheel sulky on the 48" too.
Yea I'm not talking about spacing them I'm saying widen the rim and tire
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:26 PM
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I'd go for a set from the vantage. 20x10.5 and with 8psi or so should have an effective outer diameter similar to 18/6.5's
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:34 PM
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what size TT are you talking about? I know on the 48" there's not a lot of extra room on deck overhang as is. I think the rear tires are like 16x7.5, if you went with 10.5" wide tires, that would probably be sticking out wider than the deck.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:41 PM
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what size TT are you talking about? I know on the 48" there's not a lot of extra room on deck overhang as is. I think the rear tires are like 16x7.5, if you went with 10.5" wide tires, that would probably be sticking out wider than the deck.
Sorry it's a 52 so lots of room to play around with
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