UPS just delivered a rear lawn tractor tire, 4 ply, $54.95, free shipping.
I'm impressed at the quality, and shipping speed was good. I didn't have to drive 30 miles to the nearest store.
The old tire lasted 20 years. The side was split, and it had to be aired up a lot to keep air in it.
I thought about trying to put in a lot of sealant and foam padding in the old tire but decided it'd be more trouble and expense than it's worth.
This is a good quality tire and it's not smashed flat like the tire I got from Walmart last summer. The Walmart tire was smashed so bad it took a week of working with it to get it to expand, even taking out the valve stem and rigging it to put air in without a restriction. I don't foresee that problem with this tire.
I'll be able do some good mowing in the next couple of days. Every year at the end of summer I give about four acres a good mowing so when my neighbors set the pasture on fire it won't spread on to my land and burn the out buildings. Most years my neighbors manage to burn quite a few acres around here.
About 10 years ago they managed to burn down some abandoned houses across the road, not a tragedy, but it took 3 fire departments, one from the next state to put out the fire. When I looked out the window, saw all the smoke and fire trucks, I started getting worried.
We've had enough rain for everything to grow tall. Now with everything drying out it wouldn't take much for a fire 🔥 to get out of control.