Why Have Low Profiles on a Walker?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Self_Paid1, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Self_Paid1

    Self_Paid1 LawnSite Member
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    What is the purpose of the Low Profiles on a Walker what Significance are the compared to the oem tires:cool2:
     
  2. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    The wider profile spreads the weight of the tractor out across a wider area result: the Walker will float over soft turf grass without ruts , more traction. Second to the 9.5 bushel hopper option, the low profile wide tires are a must
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    More traction. The difference when mowing slopes and ditches is night and day compared to the standard issue wheels/tires.

    I think you CAN use them with a 42" deck, but the tire footprint is as wide as the deck, otherwise use them with any deck 48" and larger. My dealer upgrades to the low-pro tires for nothing when you buy a new machine.
     
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wheel base is wider than 42" deck. a big NO-NO to all you lil kids!

    an 18hp walker with low pros is one hell of a hill machine compared to everything else ive tried. the only thing better is a 13hp walker with stock skinny tires and 42" deck. i dont know why. maybe the weight...

    the kaw engine is a POS... otherwise i can only imagine that thing with low pros or knobbys.... itll mow on your ceiling! (assuming you got the balls).
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
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    I wouldn't buy a walker with out them.
     
  6. GrassmasterB

    GrassmasterB LawnSite Member
    from Florida
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    the 42'' deck works just fine with the wide low pro tires. the tires from outside to outside is 42 1/4'' the decks widest point is 43''. if the deck fits so will the tires.
     
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Curb the attitude. :hammerhead: I know a guy that has a 42" with low-pro tires as well. Works just fine. It's not "recommended" but you can certianly do it.
     
  8. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    its not the decks widest point... but the cutting area of the blades. also older decks are different than newer decks.
     
  9. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
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    MY model MB measures 41.5" tire sidewall to sidewall, 42" INCH MULCH DECK IS 42" tip to tip with deck itself measuring 42.5". Not much trim side but not a big issue, I love the big tires on the light model B.
     
  10. Self_Paid1

    Self_Paid1 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks I will Have 2 go to Mid-South to get them!:weightlifter:
     

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