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Bar type tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mac B., Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Mac B.

    Mac B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    Are bar tread tires only helpful on ZTRs or have any of you put them on garden tractors? I thought about putting a set on my GT 235 and was wondering what the benifits are besides good looks.

    Thanks Mac
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    There was a guy around here that had them on his JD lawn tractor. I dont' know the specifics, but the lawn always looked OK.
  3. Mac B.

    Mac B. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    That was another thing I was wondering how much turf damage or marking occured?

    Thanks Mac
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Iv'e had some pretty aggressive ones on my Dixon before and as long as I didn't get nuts and jamb the levers from fwd. to rev. or spin on one wheel (which is a no-no even with std. tread) I had no real troubles at all. on a garden tractor you should have very good results. Not sure how often you loose traction to really need them though.
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    I've got an old Cub Cadet 149 that I use to move the boat and popup camper around the back yard. Just back up with the 3 point & ball, lift and go.
    Sometimes the boat will "take a set" and I'll wind up spinning a tire..... it will chew through a layer of bermuda real quick. Once it burns through to sand, it's diggin to China. The old Cub is a heavy unit though and it's also got about #200 extra weight from the trailer tounge.
    Just making tight turns will get things torn up a little, nothing that won't dissapear after a mowing....It would probably be unacceptable if I was running all over the whole yard every week..... if your grass does'nt heal and fill in quick, I'd stay with an agressive turf tire.

    I'm running a 4 ply 23/10.50/12

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