Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 35
  1. #11

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    Filled tires seem to ride rougher and wobble more to me.


  2. #12
    Elite Member hazmat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    4,023
    Location
    West Newbury, MA & Harrison, ME
    Tractor
    Kubota L5460HSTC

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    <font color=blue>Filled tires seem to ride rougher and wobble more to me.</font color=blue>

    Agreed, fluid is incompressible (thats the principal behind our tractor's hydraulic systems) Air compresses. When you fill your tires, you get 75% less air, plus the air stays at the top of the tire, thus the system has less give.

    Now, how do you fit a lazy boy on a tractor?

  3. #13
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    37,903
    Location
    Texas

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    You may be right that filled tires will ride rougher; I really can't say for sure, but I guess it depends to some extent what they're filled with and how full they are. I put water and antifreeze, to the 75% level, in the rear tires on my B2710 after I'd had it awhile and couldn't personally swear there was a bit of difference in the ride. If there was any difference, it was so minor that I would never have noticed it.

  4. #14
    Super Star Member Thomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    12,575
    Location
    Lebanon,NH.
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800HST w/Frontloader & CC LTX1046

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    <font color=blue>Now, how do you fit a lazy boy on a tractor<font color=blue><font color=black>..thats easy..keep the tractor diesel up and the coffee coming..and I'll be happy. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  5. #15

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    So, in this instance, would wheel weights be preferred over filled tires to give a more stabil, smoother ride? Or would wheel weghts not make a noticable difference?

  6. #16

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    Yeah wheel weights would give you more weight/stability and supposedly a bit smoother ride.

    "How do you fit a Lazy Boy on a tractor?"
    Just put me on it






  7. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    6,265
    Location
    central New York
    Tractor
    all makes and models

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    No calcium or they all must have, ag or turf are about equal on soil, on pavement turf. Roughest ride is Industrial due to there load capacity which is well more than a compact tractor will ever weigh. The larger the diameter the longer the foot print so of coarse they would ride smoother.

  8. #18
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    11,429
    Location
    PA
    Tractor
    NH TC25D

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    Just get a tractor with an adjustable seat, like the Boomer D models, and the ride will be great...well, not great, but better. I was almost embarrassed that my TC25D had an adjustable seat, but after a year of ownership, I am glad I have it.

  9. #19
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    1,070
    Location
    Western Washington
    Tractor
    5300 JD 4X4

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    I widened out mine to do some hillside mowing and it was so much smoother that I have left them out. As far as seats, I haven't owned a tractor yet that the seat frame didn't crack or fall apart after a few years. Any more I just weld it up solid. At 240 the seat was always bottomed out anyway and with it welded up there isn't that sudden stop at the bottom when it bounced.

  10. #20
    Veteran Member BillyP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    1,769
    Location
    Eagletown, OK
    Tractor
    JD 4610 ehydro MFWD

    Default Re: Which tractor gives the best ride?

    I think it would be better if you figure out what size tractor you need first. Then go from there.

    Billy

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.