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Tire Pressure?

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
How much air pressure are you guys/gals running in your drive tires? I'm running a Walker MT-54 and am running 20lbs. in them. Would you get more traction with more or less than that? Thanks for your input.
Mowman
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
I run 8 lbs. in the back of my Choppers, 10 is the maximum they recommend and you can go as low as 6 lbs. Usually the lower the pressure, the more traction you have and the better the ride too. I run 20 in the front tires.
 

Alan

Member
Ten in the rears on my Lazer Z and 15 in the front, which are foam filled. In all truth I'm tempted to try going to a little taller tire and dropping the pressure until I get the same rolling radius as I've got now. Might improve the ride a little. As a rule traction will improve as pressure drops, although I think that side hill traction might suffer.
 

excel25

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
upstate SC
I'm running 15 in front and 12 in back 6 on drive tires on a grasshopper. can ride all day and still feel good at night.
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
On my Grasshopper G1 I run 8lbs in drive tires and 18lbs in the rears. On my G2 I run 11 lbs in the drive tires and 18lbs in the rears. The front deck tires are foam filled.
 
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