Yes, I got the radial tires for the same reason, well worth the extra cost.Yeah, it has been a long wait. But I think that it was the combination of wanting the R3 Radial Turf Tires and the Mechanical Self Leveling Loader. He did tell me that if I had wanted the R4 tires they could have had me one months ago. But being as I intend to do a good deal of mowing with this machine, I stuck to the tires that I wanted.
I was told by my dealer the MSL loader was backordered with no delivery until october when I asked at the start of May, so i'm guessing that was the major reason for your long wait time. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. I just need to build a driveway at my new house we move to in a couple weeks so October was out of the question for me.