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Is it worth getting these tires for snow plowing, hauling dirt in the cart etc? How do you balance getting rid of the tire chains v.s. trashing the turf during mowing etc?

Are these tires just another novelty (my opinion here) that adds additional luster to the glitter of a very expensive Johnny Bucket attachment?

Just curious.
 

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This is my opinion:
If you have a level lot, don't get them use chains with turf tires to plow snow.

If you have hills (like me), get lug tires and use them when mowing. Makes a big difference. You will be able to get in and out of places you would not dare go with turf tires.

PS: I don't really what they look like, they are muddy any way.
 

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No, not if the ground is dry. I also mow with wheel weights to keep from tipping on hills. One added benifit is they are great for smashing mole hills.

PS: I have never heard of anyone being unhappy with them
 

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That's probably the best, simplest answer I've ever seen on this subject! My dad had Lugs on his 57 bolens and on a level lot they did bite the lawn when mowing, traded that one in for the bolens 1050 with turf tires and locking differential. My craftsman has turf also but isn't as sure footed. As far as hills, I agree you want something to keep you on them.
 

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Just ordered my 4 ply Superlugs online for $4 over $100 Ed and Sixchows! I got hills, clay soil, ditches and memories of treads on my Farmall H when a kid. Now I still have a red tractor, but with a beer holder on the fender.

You guys are the best!
 

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If you can swing it get an extra set of rims as well, and you can switch back and forth easy enough....$200 gets you new tires and rims, and you never have to re-mount them....
My turfs have the chains on them for snow, and I dont want to wrestle with them any longer...the AG's are for mowing , etc..

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Will I have a problem getting the Super Lugs mounted? Can I go to a Merchant's or Goodyear or do I have to find a farm tractor place?
 

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Question?

Does anybody manufacture a tire that is the equivalent to the
R-4 tires I run on my 4600 JD ? For LT's they seem like they would be a no brainer. They or not as hard on turf as a full lugged tire, but not as tractionless as a turf tire. I love them on my machine and I will go anywhere. Mud fears me on my tractor.
 

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Any local gas station with a tire machine can break down and install tires for a garden tractor...front tires are usually done by hand, but rears can go on a machine....

Slipshod what size R4 you use? Titan being common on Deere
is now part of Carlisle so the choices get smaller..

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I have R-4's too but they are hell on the turf if you slip or spin a tire even just a tad. They will load up really fast in gumbo, clay type soils. I still feel they are the best compromise between an R-3 turf and R-1 ag tire.
 

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I left the turf tires on the OEM wheels, and put the Lugs on the set of Wheels that were on the old Murray. The Wheels off the Murray are offset out 1 inch more, so the stance of the machine is increased 2 inches with no problem with the deck wheels.

<img src="http://www.peanutsplace.com/mgm/GT5k/lug_rear2.jpg"> <br><p>

Bob
 

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Originally posted by MGM
I left the turf tires on the OEM wheels, and put the Lugs on the set of Wheels that were on the old Murray. The Wheels off the Murray are offset out 1 inch more, so the stance of the machine is increased 2 inches with no problem with the deck wheels.

<img src="http://www.peanutsplace.com/mgm/GT5k/lug_rear2.jpg"> <br><p>

Bob
hey MGM that thing on the back of your tractor does JD make one for the JD 212 l have seen one but never have found a dealer that sells them
 

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It is a Sleeve hitch and I have not found one on the net searching ebay or Google just now.

I did see one about a year ago on Ebay like the one you show, but it is long gone now.

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i like the wider stance of mgms setup with the murray wheels, looks more stable on hills. i will try to post a picture of my rear sleeve hitch, sorry, new camera and it was on high resolution, you must scroll down and sideways to get to the center of the picture. go for the ag tires.
 

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Wheres the bottom half of the picture:confused:
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