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bar tires on a hustler fastrak 44?

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by jpalmer, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. jpalmer

    jpalmer LawnSite Member
    from FL
    Posts: 1


    I own a hustler Fastrak 44" ZTR. I don't own a business, and it's for use on my personal property. However, It currently has turf tires on it, and a decent part of my pasture is soggy most of the year. The result is that I frequently get stuck, or don't mow it and pay someone to come in 3-4 times a year with a bushhog.

    I'd like to switch to some bar tires for a better bite. However, I also don't want to change the quality of the cut, so I'm thinking of sticking with the stock size.

    Form the owners manual (http://www.hustlerturf.com/images/product_manuals/365262_0407.PDF) I can see on page 5-4 that the drive tires are 18x8.5, but every tire I look at online has a third number. I assume it's the rim size (similar to a car) but I don't see any info about that in the owners manual.

    Does anyone know what size bar tire I'd need to order to fit the stock rims on this machine? 18 x 8.5 x ? I'm looking at carlisle r-1 bar tires.
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    Sorry for the confusion.
    The last # is a 8, as in 18 X 8.50-8
  3. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    only 18x950x8 is made in a bar lug...Carlisle super lug.


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