The best lawn mower tires are the ones which provide maximum traction at low speeds. They have high rolling resistance and are durable enough to withstand heavy use. These tires are made from rubber compounds with different properties. Some of them offer good grip while others provide better performance when it comes to braking power or cornering ability.
There are two main types of lawn mower tires:
1) High Performance Treadle Tires – These tires feature tread patterns designed to deliver superior handling and stability at all speeds.
They have higher rolling resistance than other types of tires but their durability makes up for it. The tread pattern is wider so they can handle heavier loads without slipping off the road.
They offer excellent traction at low speed and are highly resistant to punctures, dents, scratches and bumps.
2) Low Rolling Resistance Treadle Tires – These tires feature narrower tread patterns to reduce the amount of air they absorb during hard braking.
They offer lower rolling resistance than other types of tires but their durability makes up for it. The tread pattern is narrow so they can handle lighter loads without slipping off the road.
They offer good traction at low speed and are highly resistant to punctures, dents, scratches and bumps.
Maintaining your lawn mower tires:
Just like any other tire, lawn mower tires also need to be checked and maintained on a regular basis. If you want your tires to last for a long time then you have to learn how to take care of them properly.
Sources & references used in this article:
Sharp-toothed tire engaging members for driving vehicle wheels by WH Phelps – US Patent 2,771,959, 1956 – Google Patents
Electric lawn mower with improved grounding means by J Ivar – US Patent 3,217,824, 1965 – Google Patents
Caddy for transporting a lawn mower operator by M Pinto – US Patent 4,828,282, 1989 – Google Patents
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