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Tire Life?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DanielC, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. DanielC

    DanielC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Hey Guys,My Tiger cub has 500 hrs on the tires.I feel like they don't grab on hills like they did.I still have about 1/2 tread but rubber feels hard.Am Just wondering how long you run yours,besides the obvious Bald.
  2. olde_blue

    olde_blue LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    Depends on the mower (how heavy) and how hard you drive, and what quality of tires you buy. I'm on the second set of tires at 1400 hours on a Lazer Z HP 48" (first set changed out at about 800 hours)--probably similar in weight to you Tiger Cub. My 36" Wright Stander needed new tires at 500 hours, but it has smallish tires. The manufacturer recommends you change them when you get down to about 3/32" tread, although I've gone abit past this--the performance tends to suffer.
  3. DanielC

    DanielC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    Thanks for the info. on 3/32 tread.I,m still above that so i can just watch the depth.
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    wasn't there a thread about this last week?

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