2 Ply...4 Ply...whats the difference???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephenslawncare, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. stephenslawncare

    stephenslawncare LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 81

    Can someone please explain to me the difference between a 2 ply tire and a 4 ply tire. I have heard that a 4 ply is better but why, does one last longer than the other, or is one more puncture resistant???
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    about 2 plies is the difference...

    yes, 2 ply tires are about worthless, they can be punctured far too easily. 4 ply tires are a LOT more durable. I would never recommend going 2 ply unless you have no other choices with your tire size.
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    I believe the only difference is puncture resistance and all around durability. 4 lays as opposed to 2. Ive read some where ride quality can differ but I do not know if this is true or not.

  4. dhardin53

    dhardin53 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 711

    4 ply will ride a little stiffer, carried a load better and longer. Some tractors and a few Z you can find 6 ply. Many times there is not but a 1 or 2 ply on the side walls of Zs, ATV and some tractors tires as well. It is what makes the wider big tire a flotation tire, and if inflated properly the ride will feel like your floating some what..

    Dixie Chopper BOSS III (made just for DC) are expensive but they have a graduated side wall. The proper tire made for your machine and application is important.

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