Tire manufacturers have to cater to a wide range of customers and the purposes that they need the tires for, lawn mower tires are one of them. If it is your small garden lawn you can do it with a handheld mower but what happens to huge lawns at commercial areas? They definitely require a vehicle to make a good job of the lawn. Then what about the lawn mower tires which are the most essential part of the vehicle?
Lawn mower tires are designed and manufactures with various tread designs, sizes, grades, and quality and ply ratings. The same tires are also used with riding tractors, pressure washers, mowing machinery and broadcast speakers, which make it quite confusing to choose which one is meant for the lawn. However, if you read on you will have your confusions cleared with the following breakdown of tires.
Stud tires and saw tooth tires are those used on go carts, generators, hand trucks, pressure washers and many landscaping equipment. Turf tires are similar to lawn mower tires, versatile and exclusive in functions minimizing the damage to turf. Examples of this type of tires are the Carlisle turf Master and the Carlisle turn Saver. Smooth tires and straight rib tires are lawn mower tires specially designed and manufactured to mower lawns that have no priority on traction. Wheelbarrow tires belong to this group of tires because they don’t disturb the turf much but provide great flotation. Special traction tires are meant to blow off snow and have a high degree of traction.
Since our research is on lawn mower tires, here are the details about the different types of tires that are designed especially to make your lawn look beautiful, causing less damage. When buying lawn mower tires, the first point to consider is your terrain. The type of tires you choose will depend on the type of terrain. If the lawn is hilly, or has many obstacles, tires with good traction are essential. On the other hand, if the terrain is flat, a smooth tire with less traction would be good best since it will not cause damage.
If your lawn mower tires should be replaced make sure you follow strictly the guidelines from the lawn mower manual and get the right type of tires for the mower. For rough and wet terrains, wider tires with high traction are essential. But if you have a smooth and dry terrain narrow tires are ideal. For those with riding lawn mowers tires should be checked weekly and inflated according to the pressure recommendations. This is because tires that are under-inflated may get stuck on the terrain while, on the other hand, over-inflated tires can get damaged. Problems with the lawn mower are reduced with correct tire pressure.
With these tips, your confusions are definitely cleared, and you have an idea of what to look for when choosing your lawn mower tires. Whether buying a new lawn mower or just replacing the tires, a precaution has to be taken to see that the perfect blend of tires is fitted for the best results on your lawn.