Tire pressure on ZTR's (?)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CWG, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Man, I ran them today at what the manufacture said was proper- LOL< 50 psi in the fronts and 22 in the back, I think I lost a filling.
    I lowered them to 7psi all the way around.
    Is this too low? It rides like a cadilac now.
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

    I run 10 in the back and 20 in the front. Some times 8 in the back.
  3. npilcher

    npilcher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I run 10psi all the way around. just have to be a little careful not to jam the front tires against anything tire could jump off rim
  4. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    How does the cut look? One reason the manufacturer wants a higher pressure is the keep the deck at a more consistant height. When the tires ahve more "shock absorbing" movement, the deck fluxuates as well.
    If the cut still looks fine, thats great
  5. ABrown

    ABrown LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I run 14# all the way around
  6. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I have foam filled in front and 14 psi in the rears tires
  7. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Not sure yet, the yards still have that "winter lawn" look, spotty uneven growth, with a lot of clumps that were 5" tall, most everything else just barely starting to take off.
    I'll keep my eye on that in the next couple of weeks when it explodes around here.
  8. Daneman

    Daneman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    I run 12psi all around, just don't turn too quickly on asphalt or concrete, otherwise you will spin the tire off the rim.
  9. USM Lawns

    USM Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    What company recommends those PSI's??

    That's way too high!

    I would go with around 12 to 14 PSI all around for best results.
  10. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    40 in front and 20 in back.

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