Do I need square-shouldered or round-shouldered lawn mower tires?

Wondering which is right for you? Well, it all depends on you and your lawn.

Square-shouldered tires...

  • Are often found on new riding mowers
  • Have a squared-off area where the sidewall meets the tread
  • Perform well on different kinds of grass and terrain
  • “Float” on the lawn (meaning they don’t dig in)
  • Will retain more shoulder stability on small inclines than round-shouldered tires. (For an example, see the Carlisle Turf Saver, our “bread and butter” square-shoulder tire.)

Round-shouldered tires...

  • Will leave little rutting
  • Are commonly made with a less aggressive tread, which means they’re more turf-friendly
  • Have a rounded tread that’s suitable for garden utility carts and other tow-behind attachments. (For an example, see the Carlisle Turf Saver II.)

Our factory-trained experts are here to help you find the right tires for you and your mower, round-shouldered or square. Feel free to give us a call at (866) 961-8668 if you have any questions.

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