What is your #1 "Z" tire choice?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chariot, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a lazer Z and have not been very happy with the tires. I now have about 500 hours on it and they still have good tread but are loosing traction. What tires are some of you running with good results?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    It almost would seem that the tires that used to use would be better than the ones they use now. I have the Carlisle Turf Savers, I believe, that have the sort diamond shaped treads. I think the older ones with the sort of peanut shaped treads would be a little more aggressive. Personally, I would love to find one about an inch or two taller (now have the 24's) to see how they would fit and work.
  3. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    What is your #1 "Z" tire choice?

    I never asked it............................:D :laugh:

    What ever they come with works fine for us, as long as there is air in them...............;) :p
  4. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 411

    I like the ones that came on my Lazer, Carlisle MultiTrac C/S.
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have 20x10-10 Titan Multi Trac C/S tires on my Z. They have pretty good traction on dry turf, but otherwise they are lacking to a degree.

    In my opinion the tread is just open enough and deep enough to pack full of grass when it wet. Then you have a good pair of slicks. Also if you have any bare spots here and there, you will find they are made for turf!

    If that bare spot is on a pretty good slope....

    Going up the tires dig.
    Coming down the tires skid.
    Going across the tires skid downward some and dig.
    Turning...boy it hard not to dig.

    All in all bare spots like that will continue to grow in size if you continue to cross them.

    I'm thinking of picking up a set of Maxxis Pro Tech tires like are on Kubota Z's, or a set of bar tread tires, if I can find my size in them and a set of spare rims to mount them on.

    A similar discussion was going on in a thread I think was called "Bar Tread" or something to do with BAR.
  6. I have the factory original Carlisle Turf Savers on a Lazer with 10 times the hours. I get atleast 3 years out of mower tires, and the WB's go through them the fastest.

    Carlisle Turf Savers would be my favorite.
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I like the Turf Masters. The worst I ever had, had to be the Titan R/S, not to be confused with the C/S. Those tires sucked!
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    Really? Turf Savers, the diamond-like tread tires like are on my Murray? If so, they must get a lot better traction with the additional weight of a Z.

    I could be wrong but I still bet you meant to say Turf Masters.....

    If not you should take a strong look at Kenda's version of the Turf Saver.
  9. I bet you're right, the ones that come on the Lazer.
  10. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 411

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