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Tires - Will this work? Help...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1cooltreeguy, May 13, 2008.

  1. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    Hey All - I have a 2 Toro Z 500 Zero turn mowers that have stock 23x9.50-12 NHS tires on them. Can I put 23x10.50-12NHS tires on instead? Any clearance issues? Isn't the 12NHS the important part as that refers to the rim diameter? Thanks, ERic:confused::usflag::confused:
  2. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,594

    12 stands for the rim diameter at the bead. The NHS stands for Non Highway Service. Most mowers that will take the 9.50" width will clear the 10.50"
  3. 1cooltreeguy

    1cooltreeguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 630

    You mean that the 10.50 will clear the frame or gas tank?
  4. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    Make sure that the side clearance of your new tires is fairly generous, because when traveling across a hill, the tire sidewall flexes sideways an awful lot. (The stock 16x6.5-8 tires on my walkbehind tend to rub the frame on very steep hills, and there is at least 1/2" of clearance between them and the frame when on level ground).

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