Before you jump into returning them, I don't think other tires of the same size are going to produce much of a space difference.We'll, I'll attempt a return. Surprised nobody else has experienced this.
Any recommendations for a turf tire that has worked for you? What turf tires do folks use with a 60" mmm?
That's what I was hoping, but nothing seems out of whack. I use the auto-connect frequently but have mowed several times since last re-attachment.I have the kenda HDAPs with 60mm with no issues. I even have 1.25" spacers.
You might have something not setup right on the deck.
To begin with it was rubbing the little catch ramp...so I removed it. Then the entire back surface of the deck rubbed.Doesn’t the drive over ramp on the deck have a small back and forth adjustment? I seem to recall reading a thread where the solution was to just adjust the ramp.
Edit: Or is the tire actually rubbing the deck?
HDAP tires sure would have been better come snow plow time. While I know those with HDAP's seem to like them, was afraid they might still be too aggressive for my wet turf. Will re-install H4's if necessary in the snow.The K502 HDAP is the same dimension as the stock Carlisle R4. I run the K502 with no issues with a 54” deck. Others run them with the 60” deck too.
I do use the JD cutting height tool for set up. Haven't checked deck yet, but seemed to mow fine. Turf tires definitely easier on the wet lawn.Just be careful with any deck adjustments that you keep the leading edge of the deck slightly lower than the trailing edge of the deck, per deck set up instructions. Also, always measure the actual mower deck cutting blade height with the deck height tool from Deere because leveling the actual deck itself won't achieve a level cut because of the decks design. There are details for the proper leveling of each mower model and each deck model in the stickies at the top of the forum headings for each category machine............
As to the OP, I think you are going to be happier with these tires in the winter on your machine as well. They seem to be the ideal all around season tire. The only issue which also needs to be considered is the tires sidewall strength when running the FEL and carrying heavy loads, that is where the R4's seem to excel and also as far as running the tires in fields with objects which can puncture a tire or sidewall, such as some heavy thorns, etc.