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For those of you that have not ridden a mower that has bar/lug tires. It can be a very bumpy ride. I had a set of them on the front of my first Toro 117 Groundsmaster. The ride was very bumpy on hard surfaces and less so on a lawn depending on how wet the ground was. If I still had those tires I would consider shaving down the foreward part of the lugs so the ride was better. It would be great if one of those tire companies ran a continious rib down the center of the tire to soften the ride.
 

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There's a Glenn on the Craftsman forum with ?carslile AT101 tires that have more/shorter bars that may give a better ride. He also recently posted a link to a few really agressive ATV bar tires that (I believe) were alternating right/left bars (which resulted in more frequent bars in the center)
 

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Hi

I had a JD x475 with Carlisle tru power 26x12-12 tires on the back. Smaller bars spaced closer together. They worked well for me but I wasn't mowing. The ride was good. You hardly knew they were there.

Brian
 

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I've had a set of 4-ply Titan ag treads on my GT235 for years, they ride fine. I keep enough pressure in them that the sidewalls don't pooch out at the bottom, but you can still press the tire in some if you stand on it, about 12-14 psi. The 8-ply versions might as well be solid rubber on a 750 pound GT. Too stiff for me.
 

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My 8ply Firestones are not that bad except at a narrow speed range. It's the medium speeds where they can rattle your teeth. Fast, slow, or mowing speeds are fine. It's going somewhere down the street and you slow a bit to be cautious that will get you.
 
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