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Choosing the Best Mower & Lawn Tires for Hills

July 8th, 2013

If you have a large lawn with plenty of hills, you will want to invest in the right lawn mower and turf tires to get the job done. Not all riding and push mowers are fully equipped to tackle hills – which means you may be putting in more effort than required, resulting in a poorly mowed lawn. Fortunately, there are lawn tires and mowers that can minimize your work and maximize your lawn’s beauty.

Riding mower by jeffharbert, FlickrSelf Propelled Mowers and Riding Mowers

These two are your best option for mowing hills. Push mowers can work, but their design is intended for flat, smooth surfaces. Push mowers are the cheaper option, but by far the worst option.

Self propelled mowers can tackle a hill if you’re willing to spend the extra cash. While push mowers cost around $90-$300 (the latter being less likely), self propelled mowers start at around $300, and can go up to $900. But they’re designed to glide the contours of a hill as it moves forward with you walking behind it. These mowers do most of the hard work while you walk and steer. Self propelled mowers come with better engines and are designed with excellent maneuverability.

Riding mowers are your single best option for large yards and troublesome hills. It goes without saying that riding mowers are also more expensive, generally costing no less than $1,000. A few popular name brand riding mowers can hit the five digits. But they’re worth the investment, as riding mowers are fully equipped for large hills. Their heavy duty engines move the mower for you and, hence the name, there’s no walking involved. Just ride, control where the mower goes and let its performance and durability do the work for you. Better than self propelled mowers, riding mowers have greater maneuverability. Naturally, it also gives you less work.

Hilly lawn by Nimages DR, FlickrLawn Tires for Hills

Now let’s talk tires, since turf tires are an important part in lawn care. Some may say the tire is more important than the lawn mower itself. So choosing the best for your large, hilly yard is fairly important.

You have many options to choose from, but one of the most popular commercial turf tires in the industry are the Carlisle Turf Master tires. It’s one of the best-known Carlisle lawn tires to date. The Turf Master has a long tire life due to its exceptional puncture resistance and great traction due to a deep tread pattern. But it’s superior turf traction won’t damage your lawn. They come in a variety of sizes and can fit just about any lawn mower.

Ventrac tires are another favorite among the tire industry. The only problem here is price. However, these tires are good for just about any tractor and are serviceable for hilly terrain.

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Product Review: Carlisle Turf Master and Carlisle Turf Saver

May 8th, 2013

Carlisle is one of the most well known tire brands in the lawn care industry, for their puncture resistance and lasting tire life. The most valuable characteristic is their minimal (at most times, non existent) lawn damage — they’re tough, but without damaging turf.

A couple of favorites among lawncare enthusiasts are the Carlisle Turf Master and the Turf Saver. After a review of both tires, you’ll see one more reason why Carlisle is a favorite: versatility. On one hand, you have the Turf Master, ideal for landscapers and lawn care professionals. Then you have the Carlisle Turf Saver, which is beautifully designed for residential use. Side by side, they’re a perfect reflection of Carlisle’s variety.

carlisle turf master

Carlisle Turf Master

Carlisle Turf Master for Commercial Use

The Turf Master is designed for excellent traction on golf courses or any turf with hills or uneven landscape. The quality of traction comes from their broad tread depth, or as Carlisle puts it, “extra wide” tread. The Turf Master is puncture resistant, due to Carlisle’s long-wear tread compound, and works well under varying weather conditions; perfect for commercial use.

These tires have muscle where it counts, but are gentle where it’s most important: the turf. Carlisle designed their Turf Master with a smooth, contoured shoulder to keep the grass from being harmed. Combined, these features make the Turf Master a forerunner in the golf course and landscaping industries.

carlisle turf saver

Carlisle Turf Saver

Carlisle Turf Saver for Residential Use

Homeowners can also benefit from the dependability of Carlisle with their Turf Saver model of mower tires. A lawnmower equipped with Turf Saver tires will turn even the novice into a pro landscaper.

They’re among the most popular mower tires among residential users for one valuable reason: their design. They were made with an angled tread and square shoulders for quality traction, much like the Turf Master. And also like the Turf Master, the Turf Saver has a broad shoulder, adding to it’s quality traction; so if your lawn is wet and rugged, these tires will come through. They give the quality demanded by your lawncare machine, while providing a soft touch to your lawn.

The Turf Saver comes in a host of sizes, so whatever machine you own — be it John Deere, Cub Cadet or Hustler — the Turf Saver is sure to fit.

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