Tire Pressure?


LawnSite Senior Member
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.

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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.


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.


LawnSite Senior Member
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.


LawnSite Platinum Member
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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