Turf Tracer Wheel Widening

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by CFLS22, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
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    Any of you guys ever widen the width of your rims on your wallbehind, mainly TurfTracers. Obvious not talking about raising the height of the mower and not looking to put dual wheels on each side. Reason why I ask is because the width of the turf tracers wheels are so skinny that I'm having trouble rutting even after switching up directions.
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  2. TuffTurfLawnCare

    TuffTurfLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you tried lowering your tire pressure? This made a huge difference for me on my Exmark WB
     
  3. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
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    Yea they were at like 9-10 for most of season. Just lately bumped them up to the 13
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  4. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
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    Are your lawns irrigated? If so adjust irrigation. I know this sound basic but I see it over and over. Most mowing only folks arent familiar with how to adjust irrigation. Of course if you are dealing with natural rainfall nothing you can do.
     
  5. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
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    Naw only a few. Rest is all natural other than regular sprinklers that I may not know about
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  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    even if you spaced out the wheels with spacers, wouldn't the tires still have the same width and cause ruts? I would think you would need a wider tire/rim combo. We have a 48" and 36" and never had any issues... that's running a one wheel sulky on the 48" too.
     
  7. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
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    Yea I'm not talking about spacing them I'm saying widen the rim and tire
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  8. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'd go for a set from the vantage. 20x10.5 and with 8psi or so should have an effective outer diameter similar to 18/6.5's
     
  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
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    what size TT are you talking about? I know on the 48" there's not a lot of extra room on deck overhang as is. I think the rear tires are like 16x7.5, if you went with 10.5" wide tires, that would probably be sticking out wider than the deck.
     
  10. CFLS22

    CFLS22 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry it's a 52 so lots of room to play around with
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