Soggy Yard: Different Tires??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PFSmarty, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. PFSmarty

    PFSmarty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I just purchased a house with 5 freekin acres of yard to cut. I then went a purchased a Hustler Super Z 60" to cut with. My problem is that the yard is always soggy. I have had the mower 1 week and I have got it stuck 7 times. We have had 4 days of sun and it still is not dry enough to get the whole thing cut. Is there different tires that might offer more traction in this soggy ground? Once the lugs on the orginal tires get filled, they stop pulling at all. Is there a solution, or do I need to mount a Warren Winch to the front of this thing?

  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    If you're getting stuck that much, tires is not your problem...lack of proper drainage is.
  3. 430 boy

    430 boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    you might have a spring. If that the case you can run a drainage tile pass it and
    that will solve the problem. If it still wet run more tile. :)
  4. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I agree. The only alternative would be wait and see if it drys up some. If it doesn't, start thinking about drainage.
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but what are your irrigation habits like?
    I used to have a customer who swore she had a plumbing leak that caused her bog. Turns out she was running her irrigation for 2.5 hours per zone while she slept EVERY night.
  6. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    PJ posted information and a picture of the tires on the ATZ.
    Glad to have you aboard, Kenny.
    No mowing for me, the next few days...more rain moving in [on top of the 12" rain we have had so far this year.] Spring time is always wet, at least here in the Memphis Metro Area! :waving: Try going a little slower, when the tires start to slip, stop. Pulling a 1000lbs. plus machine out of mud is no fun, not to mention fixing the turf damage. I keep a long chain and a come along for when I do get stuck. Where are you located? Hope you get your drainage issues corrected.

    kenny :waving:
  7. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    You could also try core aeration. You could probably get one to tow behind your Super Z (If you can get traction). If you do that twice a year it will help improve drainage.

    And what was mentioned above about irrigation habits, drain tiles, etc...

  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I agree with this. Is it the whole yard or just a certain area? Broken pipe maybe? New tires would only add to the compaction and not help the situation much.
  9. PFSmarty

    PFSmarty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I don't irrigate at all! Ive got enough water!
  10. PFSmarty

    PFSmarty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks all.......I'm also having problems figuring out where to post and reply to get it in the right place.


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