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Best tires on hills

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FerrisDJB, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. FerrisDJB

    FerrisDJB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Looking for advice from those that mow hillsides. I need to replace the tires on my DDS52 and Hydrowalk36. Both had different tires, the Hydrowalk had Titan TurfSavers good for hills. The DDS52 had Carlisle TurfTrac R/S, horrible on hills. What tires have worked for you guys and what haven't? I kind of like the looks of the Carlisle Turf-Master or Multi-Trac but know nothing of them. Any help would greatly be appreciated, thank you.
  2. FerrisDJB

    FerrisDJB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,541

    i only run Mid mount ZTR i run HD field tracks (JD Gator Tires) never had a walk behind so i probly can t help you To me a turf tire thats realy open and wide will hold to a slope
  4. rodzilla94

    rodzilla94 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    i just went from turf savers to turf master style on all my walks and i mow alot of steep hills. go to www.tires-easy.com. and buy the 4 ply tires they are better they wont roll of the rim like the 2 ply look at the nanco N766 C-T
  5. FerrisDJB

    FerrisDJB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Thanks for the responses. I have looked at the Turf Master tread and like that design over the Multi-Trac C/S tread. I think the Turf Master tread is more of an open block that will grip better on slopes. The tires I�m replacing are TurfTrac R/S , after they started to wear down they had no sidewall grip while turning on hills. Thanks for the advice :walking:
  6. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Im waiting on delivery of these tires. How have they worked for you?
    Ive been running AT101's for age's now and they have worked well for me. Just thought Id give the Field Tracks a go.
    What can you tell me about them?
  7. lotsagrass

    lotsagrass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 643

    If you guys buy the HD Field Trax, don't get fiscally raped by some other places marking up this tire. This place sells tires at a very reasonable rate. I often can't find them any cheaper than Tires Unlimited: http://www.tiresunlimited.com/ALL TIRES/Carlisle/Carlisle_hd_field_trax.htm

    Those look like they might be a little easier on grass than the AT101 Chevron...but like Mick, I've been using the AT101 Chevron on my hilly property and they work well. Pressure in my tires is around 9 lbs.

    Anyway, look what these jokers are charging for the very same tire you can get for $95 at Tires Unlimited: http://www.amazon.com/Carlisle-Tire-AT25X13-9-FIELD-TRAX/dp/B001OKB9M8 Ridiculous.

    Here are my AT101's.
  8. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,251

    Mate, there about $250 each over here! I'd pay $150 in a heart beat. $100 would be like a wet dream!

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