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Where do you buy your tires?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ojonesy, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. ojonesy

    ojonesy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    Interested to see where everyone buys their tires and why one place over the other .

    Power Equipment Dealer?

    Tire Dealer?

    Mail Order Catalog?
  2. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 349

    The dealer.
    Price breaks and they put em' on.:D ;)
    I've put tires on rims before for my equipment. What a PITA.
    (Even the itty,bitty deck tires:angry: )
    It's worth the extra few dollars to let them do it.
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,491

    Go here to see some really good tire deals. http://www.diprimatire.com/?Products I bought 2 drive tires for my Grasshopper that the dealer wanted over $90 Each for and got'em at Diprima for less than $80 (shipping included) for BOTH delivered in 2 days!!!! For the money you save you could buy a tire changer from Gemplers or Northern Tool and STILL come out ahead.
  4. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

  5. Hoosier Mower

    Hoosier Mower LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    We get ours from our nearby Dixie dealer. He gives us a great rate on them being commercial and since we've always bought from him.
  6. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    I'm with Mike, Cedar Rapids tire, they are great.
  7. anythinglawns

    anythinglawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    Tractor Supply Co. or Northern Tool Co.
    My local dealer went out of business but he was high anyway.
    Tractor Supply has good prices on large tires.
    Northern Tool Co. Has good selecton of deck casters and sulky tires.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    The chevrons on my Grasshopper were so high at the dealer, that I checked with a Goodyear dealer (this is way back when they were Goodyears). They sold them to me for $48/each installed. On other tires, they haven't been as reasonable.

    I boughts some Turfmasters from www.richardstire.com a couple years back. He has pretty good prices. But this year when I checked, the shipping seemed a little too high. So I paid more at J. Thomas, but got free shipping because I was making a large purchase.

    As far as truck and trailer tire, I usually get them from TireRack.
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    I go with wherever I can get the best deal. I have purchased a tire changer from Northern Tool and put them on myself. I am still young enough that I enjoy the "shop" work...but that will probably change in the future.

    LAWNS AND MOWER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,129

    J-Thomas Distributors. Their web site is j-thomas.com


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