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If Ya put ags on a Z-turn, expect divots every time you do a 180 at speed and you will tear up the turf turning tight around trees etc.

There is nothing but weeds & bare dirt around all the trees in my son's yard since he go a Z turn
 

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Thank you all for your suggestions.

One more question about tractor tires and proper ways to store the tractor to get long life from the tires. A few months ago, I was visiting with a person who showed me his beautifully restored full size vintage farm tractor. It was stored in a garage with a concrete floor. Each of the four tires on this tractor were sitting on squares of plywood to insulate the tires from the concrete floor. The owner said this helps prevent the chemicals in the tires from being drawn out by the concrete floor. Any comments?
 

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I need tire for Food plots / Rototiller. But need to cut 2 acre. I’m really leaning to these. The reviews. Owners with Older Cub Cadets. Say this tire is excellent in Snow.
 

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i would be all over this tire. butttttttttt lol grrrr its only a 8 not a 8.50 dang companys lol
reading its ad i guess it would fit and be close as its specs are
Owerall Width: 8.4"
Ply Rating: 4 ply tubeless
Rim Width: 7" to 8.5"


Ken - I'm surprised no one mentioned this to you already. There are NO FEDERAL STANDARDS for sizing of Lawn and Garden Tractor Tires. As such, all companies are allowed to spec their own measurements. You would think Goodyear would have been one of the better companies for sizing BUT I discovered it was probably the worst for sizing AND the individual tires were inconsistent as well.

I had a 1450 about 30+ years ago that came with the stock Goodyear Turf II rear tires size 23x10.5x12. One of them was curb cut or sidewalk cut on the outside edge so I thought, heck, I'll just swap it over with another exact match tire I had removed from a 149. The 149 had come to me with mis-matched rear tires (one tread design was original and the other was the Goodyear Turf II). When I installed the tire removed from the 149 onto my 1450 the tractor didn't sit level. I looked and looked and looked. The side with my original Goodyear tire was sitting lower than the side with the replacement I just installed. I checked the air pressure and it matched. I added air to about 20# and that didn't help.

Then I got out my tape measure. My original Goodyear height only measured 21.5" and the width measured close to 11". The replacement tire measured 22.5 tall and right at 10.5 wide. And no, the tread wasn't worn off my original tire. And yes, the rims were the same sizes. That's when I started checking other Garden Tractor tire sizes and discovered most didn't measure exactly the size stamped on the tire. (For what it's worth the Goodyear front tires that were supposed to be 16" tall only measured about 15").

The moral of this story is - if you like that Miller/Carlisle tire that is sized at 8.0 instead of 8.5 I'd go ahead and get a pair of them. I don't think you'll ever notice any difference.

And for all the rest of you reading this - when or if you ever replace your tires I'd recommend doing it in pairs.

And just for the heck of it - how about some of you guys measuring your front and rear tires and posting the brand, stamped size and actual measured size on hear.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(they just find another resting place)
 
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Ken Black

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awsome tread but there 10.5s .. not sure 1 they fit my 8.5 rim and 2 not sure where they fall with the brake caliper.
wont know more till lil warmer weather. its windchill now of -5F lol but ill bookmark them .. ty ty

Ken excellent choice. But read the reviews on this tire. Just found. View attachment 141714
you know with all the diff sizes standard and metric and this n that. i get cornfused easy lol .
but found a few for the check list and will see what i come up with .. ty for info tho for sure. iam glad others are gettin in on this... we all learn form helping each other .. awsome for sure

Ken - I'm surprised no one mentioned this to you already. There are NO FEDERAL STANDARDS for sizing of Lawn and Garden Tractor Tires. As such, all companies are allowed to spec their own measurements. You would think Goodyear would have been one of the better companies for sizing BUT I discovered it was probably the worst for sizing AND the individual tires were inconsistent as well.

I had a 1450 about 30+ years ago that came with the stock Goodyear Turf II rear tires size 23x10.5x12. One of them was curb cut or sidewalk cut on the outside edge so I thought, heck, I'll just swap it over with another exact match tire I had removed from a 149. The 149 had come to me with mis-matched rear tires (one tread design was original and the other was the Goodyear Turf II). When I installed the tire removed from the 149 onto my 1450 the tractor didn't sit level. I looked and looked and looked. The side with my original Goodyear tire was sitting lower than the side with the replacement I just installed. I checked the air pressure and it matched. I added air to about 20# and that didn't help.

Then I got out my tape measure. My original Goodyear height only measured 21.5" and the width measured close to 11". The replacement tire measured 22.5 tall and right at 10.5 wide. And no, the tread wasn't worn off my original tire. And yes, the rims were the same sizes. That's when I started checking other Garden Tractor tire sizes and discovered most didn't measure exactly the size stamped on the tire. (For what it's worth the Goodyear front tires that were supposed to be 16" tall only measured about 15").

The moral of this story is - if you like that Miller/Carlisle tire that is sized at 8.0 instead of 8.5 I'd go ahead and get a pair of them. I don't think you'll ever notice any difference.

And for all the rest of you reading this - when or if you ever replace your tires I'd recommend doing it in pairs.

And just for the heck of it - how about some of you guys measuring your front and rear tires and posting the brand, stamped size and actual measured size on hear.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(they just find another resting place)
 

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awsome tread but there 10.5s .. not sure 1 they fit my 8.5 rim and 2 not sure where they fall with the brake caliper.
wont know more till lil warmer weather. its windchill now of -5F lol but ill bookmark them .. ty ty



you know with all the diff sizes standard and metric and this n that. i get cornfused easy lol .
but found a few for the check list and will see what i come up with .. ty for info tho for sure. iam glad others are gettin in on this... we all learn form helping each other .. awsome for sure
Yup - a few if us learn the hard way, and then we try to help the other guys learn the easy way.
 

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Ken - I'm surprised no one mentioned this to you already. There are NO FEDERAL STANDARDS for sizing of Lawn and Garden Tractor Tires. As such, all companies are allowed to spec their own measurements. You would think Goodyear would have been one of the better companies for sizing BUT I discovered it was probably the worst for sizing AND the individual tires were inconsistent as well.

I had a 1450 about 30+ years ago that came with the stock Goodyear Turf II rear tires size 23x10.5x12. One of them was curb cut or sidewalk cut on the outside edge so I thought, heck, I'll just swap it over with another exact match tire I had removed from a 149. The 149 had come to me with mis-matched rear tires (one tread design was original and the other was the Goodyear Turf II). When I installed the tire removed from the 149 onto my 1450 the tractor didn't sit level. I looked and looked and looked. The side with my original Goodyear tire was sitting lower than the side with the replacement I just installed. I checked the air pressure and it matched. I added air to about 20# and that didn't help.

Then I got out my tape measure. My original Goodyear height only measured 21.5" and the width measured close to 11". The replacement tire measured 22.5 tall and right at 10.5 wide. And no, the tread wasn't worn off my original tire. And yes, the rims were the same sizes. That's when I started checking other Garden Tractor tire sizes and discovered most didn't measure exactly the size stamped on the tire. (For what it's worth the Goodyear front tires that were supposed to be 16" tall only measured about 15").

The moral of this story is - if you like that Miller/Carlisle tire that is sized at 8.0 instead of 8.5 I'd go ahead and get a pair of them. I don't think you'll ever notice any difference.

And for all the rest of you reading this - when or if you ever replace your tires I'd recommend doing it in pairs.

And just for the heck of it - how about some of you guys measuring your front and rear tires and posting the brand, stamped size and actual measured size on hear.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Hydro Harry
Old Cubs Never Die
(they just find another resting place)
Thanks! I still have the original rear tires from my Dads 1974 Model 149.
 

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