Think the operational weight of a 2305 is 1865 lb- depends on how its 'fitted" for mowing. Any way you slice it, a lot of weight for most lawns.....
....Turf tires are designed to break traction ( slip) before it damages the trannyís. So thatís why those type LTs have turf tires. Itís a design safety feature for the tranny.
I've actually weighed my tractor in mowing configuration just for fun - on a trailer scale - it's 1650lbs +/- scale tolerance, qty of fuel, and not including my fat butt sitting on it... LOL!
Still - it is a lot.... agreed.
I've had HDAPs on my G110. I know they are a good combination of improved traction yet easy-on-the-lawn.
However I completely disagree with the statement that turf-tires are designed and installed "in order to break traction on weak tractors"..... because that's just silly. The true reason turf tires are designed the way they are, is quite different.....
Everyone's experience is different. I would never put ATV tires on my tractor in order to improve traction for mowing - unless I was maintaining a hay-field or a pasture. For tilling / plowing my potato patch?... sure!... digging around and moving dirt with the backhoe and FEL?... yea.... but never for lawn-care.
My lawn is far to precious to tear it up like that. And I have real ATV tires on my 2 ATVs - so I know 1st hand what happens - even when just going straight. Your experience may vary, but i know what I see and feel under-foot when walking bare-foot on my lawn.
For mowing?... I mow my hill, ditch, and flat lawn with multi-trac c/s tires and diff lock. Both on the 2305, and the lighter 455.