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Quality 4-ply tire!
on June 24, 2014
These tires are a great quality upgrade from the Sears turf savers that came on my 1990 craftsman lawn-tractor. NOTE: As others may have commented, these tires were sent to me with plastic straps that deformed the tires original shape which made putting them on more difficult. Word to the wise, put a stick or something in side them to push the tread back out, while sitting in the hot sun for a couple days. despite them being out of shape and it taking some time to get them on...i'd do it again considering the quality of these tires. Carlisle do yourselves and your customers a favor and ship them each separately or put them in a freakin' box with no straps!!! You'll make your customers VERY happy and probably sell more tires! 4 stars because of that! Don't try putting these tires on without tire irons and at least one pry bar. I got these (Motion Pro 08-005 11" Tire Iron - Pair $9.99) and they worked very well. Expect at-least 30 minutes per tire for removal and installation. I had a couple that would not seat perfectly on the rim, so I heated the tire with a heat gun, used lots of soapy water on the tires rim and the rim itself, and kept filling the tire with air, releasing the air, and repeating until it seat properly, also helped to stretch the tire a bit with the tire iron before re-filling. Hope to post video later if it helps anyone else. :-)