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Walker Tire Size and Ride Quality

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kubotafan, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. kubotafan

    kubotafan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    The Walkers have smaller tire size than most ZTR's. Does this give them a rougher ride or does the overall design help give a smoother ride? Many of the lawns I mow are what I would call a yard rather than a manicured lawn.
     
  2. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,741

    I have an MC, 2002 model, and I must say that the rough ride is probably the worst thing about it. It has the cheap seat, and can really jar you around on rough ground. I don't use it a lot, only for smaller properties, and have gotten kind of used to it, though. A suspension seat would help substantially, I'm sure. I keep thinking I'll put one on it, but it is hard for me to justify spending the money on a mower I don't run but a couple of hours a week.
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,207

    I prefer the standard tire and run it on the soft side to smooth out the ride. I tried the "low profile" tires but there is very little flex in the sidewall.
     

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