Grasshoppper Bar Tread Tires Tearing Up Yard

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Ohmylord, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Ohmylord

    Ohmylord LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I just bought a grasshopper 718 for my lawn. It has the bar tread tires and sometimes they tear up the grass when I turn around or go around something like a tree. Any suggestions on how to turn so it doesn't dig in and tear up the grass? Should I just talk to the dealer about getting the turf tires for it like those on the 600 series, or does it just take practice?
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    Any ZTR tire will scuff your lawn in turns if you do not use care, and the proper method for turning. You need to practice your turns using either a 3 point turn, or using a counter rotating tire method of turning. With practice, you will be able to avoid the scuffing/tearing problem.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    I have never understood the need for tracter lug tires on turf i bought a new 725 front mount with the same tires grasshopper offers a turf style tire on there front mount look em up.

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