ATV tyres for Walker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southside, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    I need to replace the ATV tyres on my Walker. Just got quoted a
    ridiculous price from the dealer. Cost more that the 7.00R16 tyres
    on my truck!

    Are there any other tyres that will fit this rim size ok? The current
    tyres are 18x11-10. I like the tread patern on these as they give good traction on slopes,but not at the dealer price!

    :blob2: :angry:
  2. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Is the dealer called Ned Kelly by any chance?Out of interest what are Walkers selling for in Australia,I just been in for a quote on a new one here,I think Ned Kelly is importing them here:angry: (Ned Kelly for US guys was a famous Aussie stick up guy)
  3. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790


    I paid about 25 grand for mine (AUD). Friend recently got a quote
    for the same machine at 21 grand. Not happy! I have a 26 EFI
    with 48"GHS deck.

    Love the motor though,pulls hard.
  4. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Heres the NZ prices converted:

    11hp $15,060 (Aus $), (US $8,550)
    16hp $21,514 (Aus $), (US $12,214)
    20hp $24,955 (Aus $), (US $14,168)
    20Diesel $31,840 (Aus $), (US $18,076)
    26hp Dont bother asking:cry:

    Good luck on your tyre hunt
  5. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790


    EFI not available in NZ? Or is it dearer than the diesel?
    Over here the EFI is cheaper by about 3 grand.

    Here it is,just after mowing the back yard.Didn't bother catching it.

  6. GSJ

    GSJ LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    A quick look at the J. Thomas catalogue lists the walker as
    using a 18x8.50-8 or a 18x9.50-8 these range in price from
    $26 to $38. They don't have a listing for your size. You may
    have an odd size and be at the mercy of the dealer.

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
    Posts: 233

    I am guessing you are talking about the mower dealer - maybe you would be better off shopping at a tire dealer that handles several brands. I found that size listed in some ATV sites (Titan) for $46.
  8. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    Karl,26 I didn't bother asking ,those prices I can walk over the road to the car dealer and buy a new car.The most popular model here is the 11hp with 42'' deck.
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Karl and Jim,

    Are there any local manufacturers of equipment in your countries?
    Like a brand that we havent heard of in the U.S.
    I'm just curious.
    What do local lawn care owners use for equipment.

    Sorry to get off the subject.
  10. BigJim

    BigJim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 382

    MOW ED only 2 brands of lawnmower made in New Zealand Lawnmaster and Masport .The most popular commercial pushmower here is the Australian Rover Brand.Ride ons and ZTRs are all imported,Walker is the most popular commercial becaus it bags,I also see JD's,MTDs,Kubotas,Toros and Dixons around.No Dixies,Hustlers,Exmarks down here.The only ride on I can think of that claims to be built here is the Rotomoa Trike,I've seen a few around,sort of Easy Rider meets ZTR,are they a US brand made up down here?,their website doesnt really say.


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