I manage a condo complex in NJ. Gator is a great tool for the guys but they tear up the sod. and it drives my landscaper crazy. anyone know of a good" turf friendly" tire for these machines. also I am looking for a useful ladder rack if anyone has found one.
John Deere sells a "turf" tire for the gator and it is designed to run on grass without tearing it up. you could possibly find a similar tire tread from a different manufacturer but is the gator and tires tearing up the landscape, is it too wet or are the guys having a little fun during work?
By the way, Kenda has a similar tire but I went with a Duro knobby since I'm on a little rougher terrain that grass.
DeereSales101, since you may still be online maybe you help with the wheel removal also. I have purchased the tires and tried to remove the bolts from the rear wheels of my 97 6x4 diesel gator with a 5/8" socket but it was more determined to stay than I was to strip it considering it may be a metric size although the 5/8" felt tight. I moved to the front tires which I found doing some research needs a snap ring plier, which I purchased and after removing the cap, I found what appears to be a 1 1/16" nut and the snap ring has no holes to put the pliers into. What gives Wally? Please help if you can.
Yes the bolts are going to be Metric. Not sure what size tho. If they haven't been taken off they could be kinda seized. I'd recommend an impact for those.
As for the front wheels, yea the cap should come off, big nut comes off, then it should just be a C clip if i remember correctly, not a snap ring. Should just be able to take a pair of channel lock pliers and push the c clip off.
Excellent, thanks for that info, my other concern was a reverse thread but you covered everything I need to know. I would like to say you're giving xcopterdoc some competition but you both are helping provide the needed information for us newbies, thanks.