ZTR traction on hilly terrain

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by loneryder, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. loneryder

    loneryder LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I'm running a Toro 52" ztr on my property in WVa which is mostly hilly. It does ok if I take it easy. It has OE turf tires. If I went to a more aggressive tire tread would it help traction or just tear up the turf more??
    Thanks for any suggestions.:confused:
  2. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    It would help on the hilly areas, but the other areas would suffer as you would tare the turf easer...........:usflag:
  3. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    We equipped a JD M655 with Carlisle Turf Tamers a few years ago as our hill climber. It goes through a set of tires every 3-400 hours, It will hold the hills better and it will scuff. It's a trade off

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