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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Feb 21, 2014 11:09 am

you guys are correct, that tread is wrong for the front, but fine for the back. this is the best picture i could find of a turf, which is the reason for it being on the front.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 24, 2014 12:54 pm

Great idea B440! I may try that along with my "professional" tire cutter to see which one is better for different durometer rubber.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 24, 2014 8:19 pm

What's your "pro" cutter?
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 24, 2014 8:42 pm

In poking around the internet, I found out that tire groovers can be had for around $70-$80 or so, possibly less if you look in the right place. I know you guys are talking about doing things cheap, but just an idea if you wanted to play around with a lot of different tires. I've never used one, but I guess they have different sized cutters ect. for different applications. I was always thinking about cutting some knobs out of the tires on my simplicity for the heck of it, but I didn't know an easy way to do it. Too bad the tread isn't just a little higher on these turf treads.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Feb 24, 2014 11:07 pm

Finished one tire this evening. Used the Multimax on it.
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Weight of the original Turf Tamer: 14.2lbs
Weight of the cut Turf Tamer:      11.6lbs. So I removed 2.6lbs from one tire.
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What I really saved: approximately $150.00 in new tires. I was going to buy a set of Duro HF244's for the Craftsman tractor that actually cuts my lawn. I need something more aggressive than Turf Savers. I tried these 22x11x8 Turf Tamers, but they occasionally rub the deck and feel unstable while side-hilling.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Feb 25, 2014 9:04 am

Looks great! I posted a pic of the tire cutter that I bought. It's got the "J" handle and a large heating element. I haven't tried it yet since I got my Wooly Boogers for $35 after I spent $65 on the cutter, duhh.  Rolling Eyes Laughing cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeWed Feb 26, 2014 9:28 pm

They look pretty good. Came out nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2014 12:20 pm

heres my cut tire that i had got the idea from atv nobies

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and here it is on my mower

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PostSubject: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2014 2:21 pm

good work! i'm cutting my tires that way next time.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeThu Feb 27, 2014 2:34 pm

^ That looks great! Good pattern.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 28, 2014 7:40 pm

The only thing I cut was the half knob on the outside edges of my turf tamers.

I used a standard utility knife to do the job with. No hot knifes or chisels needed.

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I didn't want to cut much of the tire away. Biggest reason I did this much is so that it will hold onto chains better, once I get some made up. (And yes, I am making my own tire chains out of old car tire chains.)

Those chains will go on and stay on. For traction, and for weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 23, 2014 3:25 pm

i found that the easiest and quickest way to cut tires is to sharpen an old butter knife then get it red hot and slice away. my freind and i knocked out a pair in under an hour
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 30, 2014 9:52 am

do these even work as good as atv tires
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 30, 2014 10:16 am

An atv tire with deep lugs, no.

But when you don't have the money to spend on tires, these work better than a stock mower tire, or a semi-bald atv tire.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 30, 2014 11:18 am

Cut tires also flex a lot better at low psi compared to before with full tread blocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeTue Dec 30, 2014 9:26 pm

I was thinking of cutting some blocks out of my truck tires for off road use...
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2015 7:04 pm

you could do this for front tires https://i.servimg.com/u/f19/19/19/59/48/tires11.jpg
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PostSubject: Re: Turf Tire Cutting   Turf Tire Cutting - Page 2 Icon_minitimeFri Apr 10, 2015 8:25 pm

Pretty much what I ended up doing with my snow tires on my truck. Who knows how much it helps. I figured there might be some improvement in loose snow. I didn't run it enough to notice one way or the other. I knocked these blocks out with a sharp chisel and a hammer. Just have to be careful not to go too deep and cut into the cords ect.
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