The bugbear of taking your lawnmower out of the garage only to find you have a puncture added to this, you have the difficulty of removing the wheel, then to find out a tiny little thorn has caused all this headache. This happens far too often. There is one simple solution. Fit puncture proof tyres! What are puncture resistant tyres you ask? Puncture proof tyres have the same appearance as the normal every day lawnmower turf tyre but with the added benefit of having a Kevlar casing. The very same material that is used in an stab vest and therefore allowing these tyres to withstand any sharp object, for example, flint, glass, and thorns.
Answers to your questions.
Q, Do I need to fit an inner tube to these - A, the only reason you would need to fit a tube to these is if your wheel rim is in poor condition. For example, the paint has cracked on inside of the wheel and is showing signs of corrosion, this will allow the air to escape due to the tyre not been 100% sealed.
Q, Do these need to be fitted in any special way - A, The puncture proof mower tyre is as flexible as the standard version and can be fitted in the very same way.
Q, Are these more expensive - A, The answer is yes. Some examples of prices are below.
15x6.00-6 Economy turf tyre £20.00 - 15x6.00-6 Redwing Turf 24 RX ARAMID 6PLY £41.50
16X6.50-8 Economy turf tyre £21.40 - 16X6.50-8 Redwing Turf 24 RX ARAMID 6PLY £40.00
18x8.50-8 Economy turf tyre £24.70 - 18x8.50-8 Redwing Turf 24 RX ARAMID 6PLY £51.50
As you can see from the examples above the Redwing Turf 24 RX ARAMID puncture resistant tyre is more expensive than the non-puncture proof economy tyres, but you have to consider a couple of things. How many punctures have you had this year or last year? How much have you spent on new inner tubes and paying for them to be fitted? Using the puncture proof tyre will eliminate all these issues and save you money and time in the long run.
We have put our faith in the Redwing Turf 24 RX ARAMID
and this is proving to be the right choice. What you get with many manufacturers of the Kevlar constructed tyres is that they only seem to make them in popular sizes and the availability is still pretty poor. The redwing range is the biggest of all the puncture proof tyre manufacturers and the availability is very good. As they are manufactured in Europe, out of stock items can be replenished within days. In terms of quality, the Redwing is up there with the best competitors such as Maxxis and Carlisle
, but at a much more affordable price.
I hope you find this useful and thanks for reading.