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ATV tires on lawnmower?

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Turkeyfoot

07-20-2021 11:46:21




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Hi. I've got a 10 year old Cub Cadet lawn tractor with about 500 hours on it. It's time for some new tires. The original turf tires have been plugged many, many times. The slow, hard to find leaks have accumulated and one of the front tires looks like it has a field of pin holes on one side when you put soapy water on it.
I mow around a lot of hedge apple (aka osage orange) that drop tons of thorny branches. Also, I abuse this poor little mower using it in high weeds, grass and thorny locust saplings along my creek. The mower is still strong and well-maintained. I'm considering putting some knobby ATV type tires on the rear to try to combat the thorn issue. I'm interested in hearing thoughts or any suggestions about front and back tires in thorn country. The rear tires are 22 x 9.5 x 12. Thanks.

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ksredneckcub

07-25-2021 14:30:41




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
Used ATV tires and worked good on my pulling cubs until the tires were outlawed. At the time ATV tires were about half the price of bar tires.



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Texasmark

07-25-2021 07:27:41




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
Absolutely!!!!! I have clump grass and heavy clay that cracks open in the summer. My solution is to get a new set of wheels with the minimum diameter that will fit the spindle (8 on my machines) and then install 2 ply studded snow tires of the correct OD to fit your machine. I say studded because I do a lot of mowing opf 30* slopes and need the traction for that. Air up to single digit # and enjoy the traction and the soft ride. I have them on my conventional riders and ZTs. Only drawback, if you are manicuring your lawn, take it easy in ZT functions as they are designed to grab the turf and they will. If you get stickers in them just install some liquid sealer.....I like Berryman's.....no need to plug.

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Mule Meat

07-22-2021 19:27:37




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
23/10/12 Atv tires to fit your mower. By going to a 10" wide the choice of tires greatly improves.

Some available in 23/10/12 are

ITP Mud Lite II (6 ply)
AMS Sahara (4 ply)
Carlisle AT489
AMS Swamp Fox (6 ply) (great choice if you want a large tractor type tread)
Duro Fuze Di2024 (4 ply)
CST Ambush (4 ply) (good mower tire).

Small tires took a big jump in price this sting. So see them selling for upwards to and above $100 each is common.


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Soapy water foaming around the sidewall is a good indication of dry rot.

Sliming or FixAFlat in a tire is a big No No. The stuff is corrosive to rims. At my shop I will not try to patch a car or truck tire with it in a tire.
For 9 times out of 10 you can't get a patch to stick that has it in a tire.
I charge you $25 just to clean the garbage off of a rim and tire sensors when installing a new or used tire.

This post was edited by Mule Meat on 07/22/2021 at 07:38 pm.

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Tim in New York

07-22-2021 13:17:23




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
I put small ag tires on my JD 345 when my turfs gave out. They might work for you, as the raised bars might keep the thin part of the tire from hitting the ground. I think mine were Carlisle's, and probably $300 bucks 15 years ago, loaded.

Tim



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MNGB

07-21-2021 06:36:43




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
I have ATV on a couple of my Sears Suburbans they work great but I don't the thorn problem you have, one thing about the ATV tire you can get used ones dirt cheap at least did first pair $5.00 seconds they gave me I did slime them and yes when you remove a tire that has been slimed its messy but it works

GB in MN



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Turkeyfoot

07-21-2021 04:55:21




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
Thanks for the suggestions. Seems the general consensus is for slime. I'll give it a try. Does it cause problems when you do go to change the tire?



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tractorguy2

07-20-2021 20:03:45




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
I mow a good size cemetery with a Toro 32 ZTR bought it new in 2019. Now has 203 hrs. The cemetery has a lot of small cactuses. Didn't take long before I had a flat. I put green Slime tire sealant in all four tires in the fall of 2019. Have not had a flat sense.



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Russ from MN

07-20-2021 18:50:34




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
If you have thorns you should put some Slime tire sealant in the tires. We do that in bicycle tires in Arizona, there are lots of little thorns, and slime really reduces flat tires.



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old

07-20-2021 19:26:45




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Russ from MN, 07-20-2021 18:50:34  
My Oliver Super 88 had a rear tire that would go flat in a day or so and while I was going to change out the tube I figured I would gamble and put some of the new orange slime in it and see what happened. It has not gone flat since



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old

07-20-2021 13:26:32




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to Turkeyfoot, 07-20-2021 11:46:21  
I don't think you will have any better luck with ATV tires over the ones that are on it other then at first they will not have any holes. For places like that putting slime in them will probably work better then anything else



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gtractorfan

07-20-2021 17:20:44




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to old, 07-20-2021 13:26:32  
I'd think the first problem is the difference in bolt patterns, probably would have to use adaptors.



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Turkeyfoot

07-21-2021 04:52:38




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to gtractorfan, 07-20-2021 17:20:44  
I'm planning to keep the 12 inch rims and just change to tires with deeper treads. The thorns are thick but only about 3/4 inch long so I'm hoping lugs or deeper tread will do the job.



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old

07-20-2021 19:24:43




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 Re: ATV tires on lawnmower? in reply to gtractorfan, 07-20-2021 17:20:44  
He says tires so I figure he is talking about tires not rims and tires



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