Finish Mower Tires

Velma

New member

Equipment
B2301, FDR1660, RB1560, SGC0554, Pats QH, CMP Dethatcher
May 12, 2022
14
3
3
MI
Have a new this year LP FDR1660 finish mower with the standard solid tires.

Probably used the thing 6 times on a 1 acre lawn...5 hours total. Noticed yesterday when washing it off there is a small chunk of tire missing on the edge of one of the tires. The other 3 tires seem good. It's only been on grass (and crossing a gravel driveway occasionally). A $3k machine with such low hours..I don't expect the tires to be show any signs of wear. Likely will ask the dealer for a replacement.

Anyone have experience on how durable these tires are?
 

Captain13

Active member

Equipment
M7040 4WD ROPS, ZD28, Woods (84” box blade, 72” harrow, 48” pallet forks)
Feb 27, 2019
372
114
43
Kathleen, GA
On my last Woods, I changed the wheels/tires out at ten years only because the bearings they used are not roller but solid bushing type and eventually just started to wobble out the hubs. When I sold it at the 20 year mark to buy a wider mower, the second set of tires were still good. The only real tire wear was from having bent a bracket causing the tire to wear on one side. After I straightenEd the bracket, there was no further noticeable tire wear. I have some pine trees with exposed roots that I happened to snag when I was turning around causing the bracket damage. So now, I raise the mower in that area.
 

kdparker

New member

Equipment
Kubota L3301 and BX2380
Nov 23, 2020
9
0
1
East Tennessee
I have similar small chunks removed on 2 of the tires. However, I mow about 10 acres and some of the land was cleared two years ago with a forestry mulcher and has some rough spots.
 

Velma

New member

Equipment
B2301, FDR1660, RB1560, SGC0554, Pats QH, CMP Dethatcher
May 12, 2022
14
3
3
MI
Not sure why it chipped out. The tires and swivels spin very freely. I am thinking the rubber material isn’t the best. Chinese manufacture I believe.