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    I'm getting my mind right on several issues thanks to you good and knowledgeable folks. On a different thread you had me consider the average type of usage to help select a tractor model, but now I'm wondering if the turf tires would make more sense over the industrials. 75% mowing-25% chores. The chores would include 200' gravel driveway maintenance (snow plowing as well). My current machine has turfs and the one before that did also. Always used weights and chains though but never has 4x4. Only ever 2x with traction lock on both. I take that back. My 1978 JD316 did not have traction lock. It had turning brakes. Anyhow.....can I live out my days with turf tires on a 1025R ?? Are the R4s that rough on grass ? I'll bet lots of you do a lot of mowing with R4s.
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    I do all my mowing with industrial tires and it hasn't damaged my lawn, that being said, for your described usage turf would most likely be preferable, unless you plan on taxing the front loader wieght wise, that's when I think the increased sidewall strength of the industrials is required.

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    Id say turfs would probably be your best bet.

    Been a while since I looked at what turfs were offered on the 1025R, but it would sure be nice to have something like the Galaxy Garden Pros offered on the larger tractors. That tire looks like a cross between a turf and an AG tire.

    Ive got R4s on my 2025, and while they dont tear up the yard when its dry, my yard stays fairly damp. They will leave imprints through most of Spring. If I get too crazy, it will tear up the grass.
    This time of year though, I doubt seriously that Deeres old 855B crawler would tear up the ground much.
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    For your uses described I would without doubt go with turf or HDAP tread. You will quickly discover every rough spot in your lawn riding on R4 industrial tires. The JD I currently own is my first tractor purchase with R4's, all previous tractors had R1's. The day I removed the R4's to bolt on new tires was one heck of a happy day. I was more excited getting rid of the R4's than I was when I hauled the tractor home after purchasing.
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    I will echo what most have already said, mine has the R4 tires and I really wish I had got turfs. The R4 rides rougher and imprints a damp yard. I would trade for turfs in a heartbeat!


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    OK thanks. Will 4x4 be enough to plow snow or will the turfs need to be chained up. Nothing very steep here for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilkinsondom View Post
    I do all my mowing with industrial tires and it hasn't damaged my lawn, that being said, for your described usage turf would most likely be preferable, unless you plan on taxing the front loader wieght wise, that's when I think the increased sidewall strength of the industrials is required.

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    Another way to deal with the extra front end weight with turf tires is to increase the tire pressure. When I had my Simplicity I would put the 48" 2-stage blower on an increase tire pressure to 20-25 pounds. That I think helped the turfs deal with the added weight.

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    Just my .02 cents worth. I stayed with the R-4's when I traded for my current 1026R. I now wish I'd have had them put the HDAP tires on it that I had on the 2210 I traded. I need side bite and the R-4's don't have it. When these R-4's wear out enough to warrant getting new I'll be getting the HDAP type with the same or better ply rating that the R-4's have. I've entertained the idea of getting the AG tires but they don't have side bite either. I can't always go up or down on our hills and have to go side to side so side bite is important. I have to admit that the R-4's do a better job then turfs when going sideways on a hill and want to turn up hill.
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