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2 Ply or 4 Ply ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowman, Mar 24, 2001.

  1. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Getting ready to get new tires. Would you all suggest a 4ply or 2ply tire? And what is the difference between the two. I've seen both at the stores and want to buy the right ones. Right now I have 4ply Dico tires. I've been looking at Carlise Turf-Savers and they are either 4ply or 2ply.
    Thanks for your advice.
  2. jrodgers

    jrodgers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 229

    Go with the 4-ply tires they are a bit more expensive but are the way to go. The difference is that they are thicker and made with more rubber. The 2-ply has a max psi of 14lbs and the 4-ply has a max psi of 28lbs which would mean that they would hold the weight of the mower better. And if there was 4-ply on the mower I would certainly go with 4-ply again. Oh and the Carlise Turf Savers are 4-ply.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The 4 ply is more resistant to punctures from thorns and other small sharp objects. The plys are usually made from polyester. A 2 ply tire would have 2 layers of polyester and a 4 ply would have 4.
  4. Freetime

    Freetime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 112

    Four- ply durability out lasts two- ply in two ways that I can think of as both have been brought up, the amount of air and puncture resistance of the four- ply. Tires get hot especially in the summer and the two-ply would flex and move around too much to trust on a larger mower walk behind or rider. I don’t know about you but fixing flats out in the field don’t make me any of them dead presidents. Napa makes a tire goop that works well for tires (to keep them rail road spike holes fixed up) better than the b-12 stuff.

    Mo, mo ,mo yo self quickly to de bank!
  5. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    The 4 ply will save you some of the aggervation of fixing flats.
  6. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    Mow-man i run Carlise Turf Savers on my Z-Master there good tires they don't tear alot and hold hills good,Id go with the 4-ply. Marks Mowing Service

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