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Well im getting ready to order some super lugs (AG) tires for my prestige... to be honest, the dealer told me for traction, im better off with turfs & chains. I like the looks and cant wait to see them with my shiny hubcaps - yes i need to get a life.....

I plan to get a second set of rims and put the AG's on in the spring/summer and the turfs & Chains on in the winter.

I priced 3 tire places local to me.. and they are expensive.. about 60$ per tire for 2 ply, and 70 to 90$ for the 4 ply.

im looking on line and Cedar rapids tire (thanks Argee) has 4 ply for 58 carlisle and dico/titan 6 ply tires for 70$


With shippinmg, it will probably be cheaper still to purchase them on line..



My question:

Do many of you guys with garden tractors use the super lugs?

Has anyone used the Dico/titan 6 ply tires?


I want to get whichever is best for the money and i just want to ensure the dicos and/or the carlisleare made in the US...


Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome..


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carlisle 4 ply super lugs:

<img src=http://shop.cedarrapidstire.com/tires/carlisle_superlug.gif>
 

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dico titan 6 ply supers... 70$

<img src=http://shop.cedarrapidstire.com/tires/goodyear_stg.gif>
 

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I have off brand lug tires, they cost $50.00 each mounted. I like them alot but they ride bumpy on hard ground. I have heard that mowing with chains is dangerous.
 

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my thoughts/concerns are, my yard is wet.. and wet often. do the lugs dig up the lawn or cause trenches or ruts when the ground is very wet?
 

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Simple,

Carlisle owns Titan tires so you will see the merging of the two name brands. What size are you looking for?

I have done the same thing with two sets of rims and tire's 4 ply
only...6 ply is not really needed and limited in availability in sizes (typically R4's) for a Garden tractor 4 ply will do just fine...I dont bother anymore with setting up the turfs and chains, just leave them on and switch the tires....

I use Tires Unlimited always in stock even motorcylce tires, prices are posted on web site

Carlisle Turf Master and Super Lugs


http://209.251.28.140/specialty_trailer.htm
 

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thanks Duc, i just called cedar tire and they told me that same thing.. carlilsle merged with dico... your place is actually 4$ cheaper...

not bad..
 

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They dont tear up the yard at all !! you really have to spin to tear up anything, so if you find yourself in a position that an AG will spin, a turf would have spun a long time ago...

I run my R4's CUT all over my lawn, and its just fine !!

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i LOVE the AG tires on my Ingersoll. Don't mark the lawn at all for me. I did more damage spinning the turfs.
 

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I'm not running as big of a tractor as you guys, and my yard is very flat so I havn;t had a spinning problem yet. If I do pull trailer it is usually just tree limbs and leaves. Cool tires though!!!:drinkin:
 

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As long as you don't run the tractor on wet or muddy ground; you should be fine. My R-4's are fine for mowing on dry ground but leave track marks on damp soft soil. If a tire slips, even just slightly; it makes a huge divot that must be filled back in. So be careful in the turns and on slopes where the rear tires may slip.
 

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not to sound like a complete idiot.. but why are you guys calling the R4's whats that stand for? rear 4 ply's?
 

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R-4 tires are Industrial tread tires that resemble skid steer machine type tires. They have a much wider bar tread than super lug or R-1 agricultural tires.
 

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ordered my AG Lug tires today.. Dico/titan 6 ply from Cedar rapid tires.. still way too early.. but im starting to see grass out back and im getting anxious...


<img src=http://shop.cedarrapidstire.com/tires/goodyear_stg.gif>

they're gonna look sweet with my shiney hubs.... cruisin




ill get some rims before spring and keep my turf tires w/chains on the old rims for winter...
 

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John,
Are you going to fill them with washer fluid? Do you think they'll tear up your lawn? That was my concern and why I went with the mud and snows.
 

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ill probably fill them most have said they dont tear the lawn.. we'll see.. my lawn is damp in lots of spots.. (wetland) i liked your tires randy, but really wanted the traditional AG look...i think they look great
 

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I think they look cool too. I worry more about compaction than anything. Seems like a lot more weight in a much smaller area (the lugs)
 

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Originally posted by Argee

That was my concern and why I went with the mud and snows.
Agree post a pic of yours if you have one...
JR, you see them they are like an ag/turf hybrid
 
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