Landscaping - Solid OR Pnematic Tires

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jimdouglas873, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. jimdouglas873

    jimdouglas873 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Was reading this article about solid vs pneumatic tires was just wondering what your guy's opinion was? I'm going to be doing a landscaping project in my backyard very soon and would really appreciate the feedback.

    Thanks so much!
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,168

    I think there are some variables. I put a set on a CASE 465 (weighs about 9K with cab) its a big, heavy machine. I put the Mclarens on 12X16.5 and on soft dirt, sand, gravel they sucked. The machine would sink in soft material, hop in gravel and sand and generally worthless. Now on hard ground they worked well, not a bad ride for what they are. They make larger sizes and I think a wider tire would have worked better on my machine. If you have a smaller, lighter machine they may work better, but generally I think that in the dirt these tires struggle. I put a set of the L-4 Hulk type tires on the machine and I am much happier, and after two years now, I still have yet to get a flat. I do put the Mclarens on when running OTT.
  3. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Ksss , I just priced the McLaren Air Monster tires for our 262 c . They said they would be about 2" wider than the stock 12 x 16.5 tires. Which type Mclarens were y running ?

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