Lawn mower tire prices

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Old 07-06-15, 08:37 AM
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Lawn mower tire prices

Who has the best price on Lawn mower tires on the net? I need a pair of 15 x 6-6's
THanks. Links to the site or sites would be great.
 
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Old 07-06-15, 08:59 AM
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Just use Google to search. I put your request in, and got several hits. Then you can compare.
As a rule, we don't recommend places and asking for links, often leads to spam postings.
 
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Why not shop locally and save the shipping costs?
 
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I got a couple virtually new front tires that size on eBay last year for $28.00 (shipped) with inner tubes and mounted. Some guy's new engine blew and he was parting the whole mower out.

I had to re-mount those on my own wheels; but that was still an okay deal for me.

Ebay has been very good for me !
 
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Old 07-06-15, 02:22 PM
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I need two rear tires for my Kubota ZD21 ZTR. First thing out of the tire dealer's mouth was "first born", so I knew I was in deep stuff. Definitely shop local. It helps the local economy and shipping is zip.
 
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Sorry, didn't mean to break any rules. My reason for shopping the net . I live in a College town. In many college towns. Merchants over charge for everything. It's kinda like being broke down in a Beach Town. They know they have you. So you pay thru the nose.

I can of course drive 30 miles. Pay in advance for someone to order the tires. Then drive back to pick up when they come in. Because the tire dealers I know, won't have things shipped to your home even when they're already paid for.

I must admit. I'm a bit surprised by those who frown on internet shopping. This entire site exist because of the net. And we share tips that take money out of the pockets of repairman and women all over the USA if not the world. Seems like a double standard to me. Just my opinion of course.
 

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Old 07-06-15, 11:40 PM
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You may live in a college town...but few college students have lawns and lawn mowers. If you have or maintain a local home, local dealers may be the best bet once they know you may be back. The local guy may even mount them for free which saves you time and effort.


Sure, Intenet shopping is often a deal, but they could give a rats patootie if you ever come back. Nobody here frowns on it, we've all done it...but certain things might be better locally. I bought tires online...4 day delay for delivery, then a 10 mile drive for install, any repair problems, more delays. Buy locally for just a bit more and they treat me like gold on rotation, repairs, questions, etc. I'll take that any day.


The tips and advice we share is for people who are clueless and need advice or are already planning a project they want to do themselves...rarely does it take money away from anyone. When they don't listen, it may actually make the repair guy more money when he has to rip out their bad work. Even if they do listen, that means they are spending more to buy retail or saving money for another job they couldn't afford to have done professionally before.
 
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We found tires for our church mower(Skag) at our local farmers' coop for a fraction of the prices on the internet.
 
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A question I don't see asked or answered is why new tires. All 4 of my lawn tractor tires failed after 2 years. I found a local shop who could install tubes, far less than new wheels.

Bud
 
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It depends on how the machine holds up, and probably other factors like terrain, etc., but yes Bud, there can come a time to replace the tires on a lawn mower. I had put a tube in at least one of the tires on my Toro by then, maybe two, but replaced all 6 tires about 7 years ago. At that time, it was 15 years old, with probably about 600 hours on it, and, even though it has always been stored indoors, they were definitely showing their age; the tread was not only worn, but hard, just like vehicle tires get, so it would slip more on hills, and the sidewalls were checking pretty bad. I ended up getting them through Jack's.
 
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Seems like there is usually a "Wally World" in the area. They may have them in stock, or can order them and either ship them to you or to the store for pickup.
 
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THanks, a lot of good answers. farm Coo op's Wallyworld Home depot. All good if you're broke down and wanting to get back back in the field ASAP.

Why new tires. My bother has a mower he maybe ran 30 hrs and then it was parked in a barn for 15 years. The tires(,side walls) are as rotten as dirt. And I'm in no hurry to get it going as i have a mower. Just trying to save a few bucks. Installing lawn mower tires does not scare me as it does some of the kids that work at the tire stores. Maybe this will explain my reason for asking about the best prices on the net for tires.

I need a good used engine for one of my personal mowers. I've shopped locally with no luck. Is it ok to inquire here, about online vendors with good reputations who sale used engines or rebuilt engines? I don't want to cause a stir.
 
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Old 07-07-15, 04:52 PM
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We can advise you of the attributes of certain things, but as far as recommending particular brands, or vendors would be a long shot. We are scattered all across the country and Canada. I would check the more reputable vendors of common knowledge such as Graingers, Northern Tools, etc. Google is your friend..
 
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Old 07-07-15, 06:49 PM
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There's a company back in the Southeast or Midwest that has a very good rep, but shipping charges might be an issue. Can't remember the name but they'll come up in a search. Very large inventory of new and used...I think.
 
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I don't like recommending places on the 'net because my experiences might be different than yours. That said, I mentioned Jack's a couple of posts back, thinking that might be enough to trigger a minor search, but, in case it didn't, it's Jacks Small Engines. I try to buy locally, but, when I do have to look elsewhere, this is usually my first stop, and have always been satisfied. I don't know though that they were necessarily less money, because that's not the reason that I went there in this case, but after a couple of local dealers that I would have preferred to spend money with did not seem interested in sourcing them that's where I went.
 
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