"Said they'd cut the old one off" I didn't have to do that, and I showed the old tire and the rim it was removed from in Post #1. As you said, that was six years ago, so I don't remember exactly how I got the old one off an the new one on, but it wasn't very difficult to do. I do recall lubricating the new tire and using big C clamps to persuade it to slip onto the rim. Most of my mowing is done with a ZTR, but I have some hills I won't use it on, so I have to do those with a walk-behind. The Hahn Eclipse was for those, but I replaced it with a 15HP, 36" BOP mower a few years back and therefore haven't been using the Hahn Eclipse. I drained the gas from it and it's been sitting unused ever since. I still think it's a good mower, however.