Lawn Mower Tires – How to Choose the Right Tire
Choosing the right lawn mower tire…what you need to know before you buy!
There are many things to consider when buying a lawn mower tire. The video below gives you some simple tips to get you started. However, if you have more questions, just give us a call! Many times, if the original equipment tire or OEM performed to your expectations, you will simply replace it with the same product. However, many times there are replacement tire options that may save you money or help your machine operate more efficiently for your application or work environment. The three main factors in buying the right tire for your equipment are tire size, tread design, and ply rating.
Having the correct tire size is important to ensure your replacement tire fits correctly on your machine. The tire size can be found on the sidewall of the tire.
Tread design is another key factor in making your tire purchase. There are many different tread patterns available, which are designed to meet your traction needs. For machines that operate on surfaces where traction is not important, a less aggressive tread design may be your best option. For machines that operate on sloped terrains that require more traction, a more aggressive tread design may be needed. Generally, homeowner grade machines tend to come with standard, less aggressive turf tires.. Commercial grade machines used by landscapers will need a more robust tread design for better traction, longer tread life and sometimes heavier ply rating.. Ken Jones Tires offers the best selections of tread designs in all different sizes- even hard to find tire sizes!
A tires ply rating is important in ensuring your tire is capable of handling the machines operating load. Tires with higher ply ratings have higher load carrying capacities. A tires ply rating can be found on the sidewall of the tire. Lawn mower tires are popular in two, four, six and even eight plys.
Flat Free Tires
Flat Free Tires are also available for front tires of many commercial brand lawn mowing equipment including commercial walk behind mowers and zero turn riding mowers. Flat proof tires can save you time, money and headaches from costly downtime from a flat tire. Flatproofing products such as sealants and foam fill are also available for most lawn & garden tires.
Ken Jones Tires offers a wide variety of lawn mower tires to accommodate your application needs- and budget! We offer good, better, and best tire options to help our customers find the best fit for their machine.
We also stock the best selection of tires for Golf Course, Residential and commercial landscaping equipment.
Always Best to Consult with a Lawn Mower Tire Expert
Choosing the right tire can be confusing and somewhat hard to understand. It is always best to consult with a specialty tire expert when choosing the right tire for your walk-behind or riding lawn tractor- so give us a call at 1-800-225-9513.
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