Zero Turn Tires

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Another vote for AT101's. Been running them for 15 years.

All other tires are a compromise and IMO might as well just be a standard turf tire.
 

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15 years using AT101 for me too. I also had a set of 22 MAG tires on one of my Grasshoppers. They are a little more aggressive than the Carlisle bar tires, and slightly larger diameter. As someone else said, the bar tires provide much better traction but if care isn't taken they can dig fast and deep. :D
 

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Just some other options:
Spartan Mowers and Bad Boy Mowers both come with "special" tires that are supposedly only made for them, but Kenda makes the ones for Bad Boy (called "Reaper", bias-ply, Kenda K3012). If you check ebay and search for something like "Bad Boy tires" with your size you can find them. Here is just 1 example:

The Spartan tire tread is radial and looks like this:
I haven't found the manufacturer but you can buy the tires online at the above link or at your local Spartan dealership.

I have the Reaper tires on my BB Rogue. I find them to cause quite a bit of skidding and turf damage. Even for things like just turning around a small diameter object like a 8" tree the inside tire will usually skid a circle as I go around. And I try to not be very aggressive. Similar thing when I'm coming to the end of a rectangle and do a 90* turn. I typically go a little beyond the uncut grass, stop, start backing up evenly, then begin sticks in opposite directions to turn 90*. I was thinking that standard turf tires may resolve these issues, being less aggressive, but after reading this thread maybe not.

I do really like the traction of the Reaper tires when I mow the sloped sides of my driveway and the county road ditch bank. The mower is very stable in those situations. Much better than a Deere 930R I tested out a while back that had turf tires.

Rob
 

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I have the Reaper tires on my BB Rogue. I find them to cause quite a bit of skidding and turf damage. Even for things like just turning around a small diameter object like a 8" tree the inside tire will usually skid a circle as I go around. And I try to not be very aggressive. Similar thing when I'm coming to the end of a rectangle and do a 90* turn. I typically go a little beyond the uncut grass, stop, start backing up evenly, then begin sticks in opposite directions to turn 90*. I was thinking that standard turf tires may resolve these issues, being less aggressive, but after reading this thread maybe not.

I do really like the traction of the Reaper tires when I mow the sloped sides of my driveway and the county road ditch bank. The mower is very stable in those situations. Much better than a Deere 930R I tested out a while back that had turf tires.

Rob
AT101 tires I have found out, as have most, they actually do less turf damage.

Most of the damage you describe, like going around a tree....is because you arent holding the sticks at the speed the wheel wants to spin. So it just skids along for the ride and you are none the wiser until you see turf damage and wonder why.

The AT101's bite. Its almost impossible to skid them unless you do a true zero-turn....and that rips turf with any tire. But what they do is force you to control the levers to the correct speed and they dont actually skid
 
 
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