Traction Tires - Carlisle Stryker ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2manymowers, May 5, 2004.

  1. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
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    I know it's probably too aggressive tread for most of you who mow commercially, but has anyone tried them? I did a forum search and did not find much.
     
  2. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
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    I used to retrofit a larger offset dished wheel and atv tread type tire.....

    You have to know where the cut line really was, but you could cut long pond banks side ways- all day.

    Not that the manufacturer would recommend that.

    I cut mostly St Augustine, which is thick and spongy with gator mulching blades. For the Bahia, I needed to use the high lift blades to pull up the mashed grass-

    Aggressive tread style provide a benefit. A wider footprint plus the aggressive tread is better yet.

    But you will get to a point of diminshing return if the area is wet enough that weight of the machine comes into play-

    Same for expecting traction even if you don't care about the turf-

    Aint gonna happen.

    It aint an ASV and never could be.

    But, an operator ought to be able to mow with Wooly Boogers on a ZTR without tearing up turf in my type of grasses.

    I don't know about yours. Or whether said person driving those tires is an operator.

    (There's a 16 by 8 by 8 knobby tire out there commonly found on 50 and 80 cc four wheelers that work UNREAL on your garden variety belt driven walk behind. Send me a PM on what to look for if you want to retain your wheels, but upgrade tires.)
     
  3. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
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    got a link to a pictureof the stryker?
     
  4. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
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    http://www.stopandgotires.com/tirebrandmod.asp?brand='Carlisle'

    The link I'm trying won't work for some reason. Click on the link above, then click on Carlisle, then scroll down to Stryker.
     
  5. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good choice.

    I've seen that as OEM-
     
  6. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
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    Checked the Carlisle site and they don't make the Stryker in the size I need. I'll have to look for something else.

    Thanks
     
  7. GeeVee

    GeeVee LawnSite Senior Member
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    Check various ATV sites.
     
  8. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
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    I bought the Carlisle Super lugs. They have worked real good for me on a 20 hp lawn tractor, so I am going to try them on a small ZTR. You said you have seen the Strykers as OEM. On what have you seen them?

    Thanks
     
  9. lahanko

    lahanko LawnSite Member
    from NY
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    2manymowers,

    Like these?

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  10. 2manymowers

    2manymowers LawnSite Member
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    That's the one! Been using them for about 8 years on the garden tractor pulling trail mowers with it. Big traction improvement over the standard turf tires. Never tried them on a ZTR. We will see how they work as soon as I get them mounted.

    Thanks
     

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