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Old 05-26-2003, 03:45 AM
axmanjay axmanjay is offline
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opinions about tires

I'm a newby who recently bought a Grasshopper 721. I'm a home owner with a 3 acre yard and I got sick and tired of repairing a POS MTD tractor!!!! What is the opinion about ag-type chevron tread tires as opposed to turf tread? Do these tend to dig more divots? I only ask because I will be mowing a few other lawns (to pay for the Grasshopper). Thanks guys!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2003, 07:51 AM
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mowerman90 mowerman90 is offline
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I've owned 2 Grasshoppers, both with the tires you're talking about. I too was leary about them digging divots when I first got them but I found they actually dug fewer divots than the regular tires. The reason, I believe, is because they give much better traction.
Ed Kreiling
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Spring Hill, FL (West Central FL)
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Old 05-26-2003, 10:08 AM
gusndemboyz gusndemboyz is offline
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We run grasshoppers and have both types of tires, you will learn what you can and cannot do with each type.
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:27 AM
axmanjay axmanjay is offline
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Thanks guys, I figured you all had been here before! Should I spring the $$$ through my Grasshopper dealer to get their optional low pressure tires (and wheels) or are appropriately sized atv bar tread tires ok????
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