Does the Type of Tire Matter for My Lawn & Garden Equipment?Maddy Scheinost
How to Pick the Best Tires for Lawn and Garden
Whether you love gardening and yard maintenance or would rather be doing almost anything else, you’ll find each job goes better and smoother if you keep the equipment you use in peak operating condition. That includes having the best lawn and garden tires, wheelbarrow tires, garden cart tires, lawn mower tires, dump cart tires and utility tires for tillers, lawn spreaders, hand carts and more for the job. That’s why the tire experts here at Treadworld have put together a few tips to help you get the right tires for all your lawn & garden needs. Following are considerations for choosing the right tires.
It Starts with Tire Size
The first order of business in selecting the best tires for your equipment is the tire size. Tire sizes for lawn and garden tires are pretty straightforward, and generally you’ll want same size tires that came with the equipment since it’s rare that changing tire sizes improves efficiency or performance. The tire’s size can usually be found on the sidewall, and also listed in the owner’s manual. The most common sizing for low speed tires consists of 3 numbers, for example, 11×4.00×4. In this example, the fully inflated tire has an 11-inch diameter, a section width (the widest point from sidewall to sidewall) of 4.00 inches, and fits on a 4-inch rim. 4.10/3.50-6 is another common lawn maintenance tire size. This example, denoted with a back slash, is a little different. The 4.10 in this case is the section width of the tire, the 3.50 is the height of the sidewall and the 6 is the rim size the tire will fit. Finally, equipment like garden carts, tillers and mowers may have two-number tire sizing. For example, 3.50-8 indicates the section width of the tire is 3.50 inches and it fits on an 8-inch diameter wheel rim.
Tire Tread Pattern Is Key
There are essentially three different tread patterns to choose from and each has a specific purpose. Turf tread patterns, designed to provide some traction while also protecting the turf, are good for mowers and garden carts, for instance. You may also want knobby, all-terrain treads for your riding mower, depending on the terrain, the slope and whether it’s likely to be wet, to provide no-slip traction. Ribbed tread tires, with straight patterns that go around the circumference of the tire, roll easily and provide some lateral stability, which makes them ideal for wheelbarrows and hand carts, for example.
Pay Attention to Load Capacity
Depending on the equipment you’re using, you may need to add load capacity to your considerations. The load capacity required for a riding lawn mower, obviously, is different than that for a push mower. If you often experience flat tires with your cart or wheelbarrow, you may want to choose a tire with a higher load capacity. Here at Treadworld, we make it easy to find the load capacity of every tire in every description.
Big selection of top-quality lawn and garden tires at Treadworld
You’ll find all the high performance tires you need for all the items you have in your garden shed right here. Every one of our RubberMaster tires and Master tires is manufactured using top quality rubber compounds, before being triple-tested for quality then X-rayed to be sure they’re perfect. Your satisfaction is guaranteed because every tire we sell is covered by our Ultimate Advantage Warranty. And we make it easy to find the tires you want, using our Tire Match tool, or with help from our tire experts via live chat or email. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.