Which tire? Kenda K500 2pr or 4pr?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tyledbetter, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. tyledbetter

    tyledbetter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a grasshopper 727k, and currently run the kenda super turf k500 2 ply. I know the 4 ply is touger, but what are the benefits to having a 2 ply/4ply, and which is best on this model? Also, are there rounded and semi-square k500's? If so which is best?
  2. tyledbetter

    tyledbetter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    also where can I find them online? I can only find one set of 2 ply 22 x 10 x 10.
  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Always get a 4 ply. Not only is the tire stronger but it will also resist punctures way better.

    Round vs. square is just a case of personal preference. I have round turf tires on my Dixie and the tire still sits flat on the ground. Naturally, the more air you put into a rounded would make the center of the tread bulge more easily. You'd end up with a reduced contact patch with the ground. That increases traction with a turf tire but it also increases turf damage from rutting.

    When I shop for tires I let Google do the searching. Don't be afraid to click on a link to some obscure website that you don't think has the part you're looking for. I ended up buying my mower blades from an outdoor grill store. They had the best price with lowest shipping. Who knew?

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