Z421 Wheel Change

WDF

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Kubota L2501 HST/FEL
Jan 4, 2021
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Central Florida
I bought a new z421/54" deck this spring for a good price. One of the reasons I chose the z over competing makes was the larger wheel and tire size, it has 24x9.5x14 rear wheels. I noticed when cutting that my grass is showing signs of compaction as we have sand soil here. The 60" deck mowers have a rear tire size of 24x12x14, and the dealer says the wider tires will reduce compaction.
I can change the rears for $700, will the extra 2.5" width make any difference?

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Steve67

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B2601-fel, 60"mmm, 5' rear blade, balast box
Jan 20, 2017
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St. Louis, mo.
That price seems high. I know I’m not comparing apples to oranges but I just paid $1100 for a set of 4 Michelin defenders installed on my truck. You should talk to the salesperson and not the parts guy
 

KevincMD

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B2601, L4740, Z421-60 and RTV500
May 28, 2021
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Maryland
I believe you will really like the wider tires/wheels. I have a Z421-54 and I ordered the wider units pre-COVID, when things weren't so crazy priced. They are awesome on wet ground. I also put the wider tires/spindles on the front. I sold my other rear set and made back a lot of my investment. They make a difference and leave no trenches.
 

WDF

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Kubota L2501 HST/FEL
Jan 4, 2021
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Central Florida
Thanks I would think so as well. For now I lowered the PSI down to 6 (from 12).
I'll probably go ahead and order wider wheels if I can find a set at a good price.