I'm needing to replace my zero turn tires this spring. Calling my
tractor dealer tires start at $110 each, ouch. So I started searching
and found tires of the same size (23x10.5-12) from $50-70ea both
localy from other dealers and from the 'net (plus shipping of course).
A question that arose from this search is number of ply's. We have
about 10 acres we mow, and it seems once a month or so we're needing
to repair a flat tire, from an unseen piece of metal, sharp stick,
etc. Is it worth the extra money (about $10 ea + shipping ~$20-30set)
for a 6ply vs a 2 or 4ply found locally? Will an extra ply have much
more puncture resistance? Obviously something like a nail is going in
no matter what, but in general.
No, the number of ply is not going to make a difference to punctures.
Check the mower manual for the weight and if it does not exceed the 2ply
rating then go with the 2ply, you won't notice any difference.
If you are having that many flats you should check into having the tires
I think I will. After a quick google search, it seems this is
something that has to be done at a shop, not a DIY project. Are there
DIY options out there? If not, whats an aproximate price for a tire of
this size? (23x10.5-12) Obviously easily worth $50-70/tire as thats
the going rate for a replacement, and this would obviously last much
longer. Currently both tires are flat, but have very good tread on
them, would it be possible to fill these, or do I need to buy new ones
Thanks for the info!
Only a local lawn & garden or tire shop will be able to give you prices.
Internet shopping is probably not gonna work because they are quite
heavy when filled. Shipping would kill you. I have never seen any DIY
kits. If your existing tires have good tread and the sidewalls are not
cracked or dry-rotted then certainly you should have them filled instead
of buying new.
Fir the tires that I have had flats with, I just had them install a tube
within it. Never got a flat again in that tire, and I have them in 3 out
of the 4 tires so far (with a slow leak now in the 4th tire). Here we
have these evil multiflora rose Devil's tentacles rising up out of the
ground that get really piercing when they dry out. They are long enough
to pierce a tire, but not long enough to pierce a tire and a tube.
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