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Old 06-01-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I have an upper end Honda rotary mower. and it has narrow wheels just like any other mower.

Anybody know why manufacturers don't use wider wheels/tires to distribute the weight load better? The narrow ones tend to cut unsightly ruts in the lawn. I know it's good practice to not mow exactly the same each time, but in some cases it's impossible not to.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Anybody know why...
Last time I looked into the Q it was about finding a solution for a too low deck height...
The culprit pointed out was the safety-weenies and their lawyers.

The mower companies go out of their way to keep the max blade adjustment to ___ inches
(eg relative to the toes of the sandal wearing idiots using their product).
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I have an upper end Honda rotary mower. and it has narrow wheels just like any other mower.

Anybody know why manufacturers don't use wider wheels/tires to distribute the weight load better? The narrow ones tend to cut unsightly ruts in the lawn. I know it's good practice to not mow exactly the same each time, but in some cases it's impossible not to.
I'd love some wider tires, maybe also a bit softer rubber-like instead of the hard plastic. Even when the ground is dry you can see the tire "ruts"...and for a couple days after.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Did OP reach out and ask the manufacturer? Oftentimes there are accessories that could be added on for an additional fee.
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Did OP reach out and ask the manufacturer? Oftentimes there are accessories that could be added on for an additional fee.
No, I've thought about doing so but never had done it.

Reel mowers have wide wheels, presumably for the purpose of maintaining a smooth lawn. It seems like something rotary mowers would at least offer as an option.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:01 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I have a Lawnboy rotary push mower, that has to be (I think) fifteen years old. The wheels on it are twice as thick as other mowers, and the tread area is rounded, unlike many others that are flat.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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Hi, I found some wheels on ebay. I haven't bought them myself but you can still check them out.
https://ebay.to/2x09phU
https://ebay.to/2FgC46X
https://ebay.to/2WKSUFQ
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