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so, my tires are old, dry rotted and aren't all that round anymore.
The tire size is confusing to me. I wanted to get some tires that had wider spaced lugs on it for better snow traction.
The tires say 4.10/3.5 - 6
not exactly sure what that means.
This is the type of tread on them now - http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-5160351/overview/

When searching for tires, I see a 4.10 - 6 as a size:
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-5170051/overview/

would something like that work?

Any suggestions on what to get and where to get them?
 

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Hi Chapel,
The tire that you are asking about is the Carlisle "Snow Hog" From what I hear from guys about it is they like them, but they tend to make the machine bounce and hop a bit. I would say to look in to the "X-Trac" tire from Carlisle. Also a very good gripping tire with no bounce or hop. As far as where to purchase a tire, some one else will have give some input on that. I purchased mine at a "Pete's Tire". Only because Carlisle advised them. I do not think that I got any kind of special deal.
 

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I originally had the same size tires as you, I stepped up to the carlise x-tracs 13x5-6 and they are fantastic! They mount on the same, original rim, no more chains, and the traction is great. Summit has them for $17. You will not be disappointed.

 

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how'd you mount that tire on that rim?

The tire sizes confuse me. I'm used to car tires...
 

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how'd you mount that tire on that rim?

The tire sizes confuse me. I'm used to car tires...
It takes two pry bars, vice grips, dish soap, pushing, squeezing and a lot of "son of a b$%tches" but you eventually can get them on. There is few YouTube videos, search "lawn tractor tire".
The tires are 13 inches tall, 5 inches wide, and fit on a 6 inch rim...13x5-6
You old ones are approx 4 inches wide and fit on a 6 inch rim...4.10-6. They are 12.5-13 inches tall as well.
 

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aha, that makes sense now.
so basically it's a 6" rim, I'm just putting a larger diameter tire on it. thanks! that's helpful.
Do I need to change anything on the front of it? I assume it's going to be angled down a little at the front.
I didn't even notice a change in mine. The orig tire was 12.5, these are 13 so its negligible.
You also could ask around at local shops about mounting the tires for you. I've seen guys on here talk about it and having them done for $10-20 each.
 

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+1 on the x-tracs. I love them. I also added tubes as my rims aren't in the greatest shape. If you entertain the idea of adding tubes also think about valve steam orientation. Straight out , 90 ° or 45 ° depending on the size and location relative to the hub cap and rim depth.

4.10 = height of the side wall
3.5 = width
6 = rim size

as Ray stated above go with the 13x5-6 as they are darn sexy and functional as well
 

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I assume the chains I just bought and installed for the 4.1/3.5-6 won't work on these...
 

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They prob won't fit, but you really don't need them with the x-tracs.
And that's good advise from Harry, I went with tubes as well. Then you don't have to worry about the stems or beads sealing.
 

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Anyone know what these Ariens ST724s use for lug nuts? I'm missing two.
They're shear bolts, right?
 

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I just bought and received the Carlisle Snow Hogs from Summitt, and got them in two days. Had them put on this afternoon and it was not pretty. Lots of expletives! I replaced the same size tires you have with 15x5x6, on my Compact 22 and it made a huge difference in how the machine performed. There is a two inch height difference, and brings the machine up to where it is comfortable for my back. Truthfully I did not notice any hopping! I have the Kenda Snow Hogs on my deluxe 28 and don't notice any hopping on it either. Summitt had the best prices on these tires, and very cheap and quick delivery. Bought them on Ebay from powersportsplace which is actually Summitt. It was 4.95 for the shipping, for both tires.
The thing I like about the snow hogs over the X tracs is that they never load up with snow, especially if it is wet and icy. They stay clear all the time.
Summitt has the best prices on these tires if you go on ebay to powersportsplace.
 

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The lug nuts are fine threaded bolts. I am not sure on the threading, but you should be able to take one of yours to a hardware store and match them up. I know my one blower has the hubs stripped out and someone put some nuts behind them.

Here are some 13x5x6 tires side by side with some 4.10/3.5-6 tires. 13x4x6 will work as well, they will just be a tad narrower.





 

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Hi PodEvil, I am surprised that you didn't notice any hopping or bouncey effect. But that's great if you didn't.

I just bought and received the Carlisle Snow Hogs from Summitt, and got them in two days. Had them put on this afternoon and it was not pretty. Lots of expletives! I replaced the same size tires you have with 15x5x6, on my Compact 22 and it made a huge difference in how the machine performed. There is a two inch height difference, and brings the machine up to where it is comfortable for my back. Truthfully I did not notice any hopping! I have the Kenda Snow Hogs on my deluxe 28 and don't notice any hopping on it either. Summitt had the best prices on these tires, and very cheap and quick delivery. Bought them on Ebay from powersportsplace which is actually Summitt. It was 4.95 for the shipping, for both tires.
The thing I like about the snow hogs over the X tracs is that they never load up with snow, especially if it is wet and icy. They stay clear all the time.
Summitt has the best prices on these tires if you go on ebay to powersportsplace.
 
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