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I use my Viking for yard work more then off road use. The stock tires have been tearing up my yard! While I want to keep them I would like to put a set of "turf friendly" tires on it. Does any one have any suggestions? I know most people put more aggressive tires on them, but I need something that doesn't tear up all my lawn when I'm using it for yard work. I have 10 acres with 4 as my lawn, and 6 is trail riding
 

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You can actually buy turf tires in lots of sizes. But I think the rear end will tear it up when turning. Carlisle make a few. Probably lots do.
 

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There's 1 thing i liked about my 2010 Ranger, and that was TURF MODE, it was so nice, dont understand what that isn't standard across all makes.
 

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So do turf tires just have less intense treads? I imagine that you give up some grip by going with turf tires.

Other driving modes would be nice.
 

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So do turf tires just have less intense treads? I imagine that you give up some grip by going with turf tires.

Other driving modes would be nice.
I have a Kubota Tractor that I opted for turf tires instead of the "tractor"(industrial tires), so it didn't tear up my yard. I would loose some traction but for a majority of time it rides on regular grass
 

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So do turf tires just have less intense treads? I imagine that you give up some grip by going with turf tires.

Other driving modes would be nice.
Basically same tires that come on Golf carts.
 

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You will still tear up your lawn with turf tires. The rear end in the Viking is locked meaning that when you turn a corner both tires still turn at the same speed. The tire that is in the inside corner of the turn is basically doing a burnout in your grass.
Today I worked in my yard for a good part of the day moving mulch with the Viking and the key is if you need to turn in the grass make the most gradual turn that your space allows.
 

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You will still tear up your lawn with turf tires. The rear end in the Viking is locked meaning that when you turn a corner both tires still turn at the same speed. The tire that is in the inside corner of the turn is basically doing a burnout in your grass.
Today I worked in my yard for a good part of the day moving mulch with the Viking and the key is if you need to turn in the grass make the most gradual turn that your space allows.
. I agree! Turn in big a big radius. These locked rears destroy lawns:(
 

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You will still tear up your lawn with turf tires. The rear end in the Viking is locked meaning that when you turn a corner both tires still turn at the same speed. The tire that is in the inside corner of the turn is basically doing a burnout in your grass.
Today I worked in my yard for a good part of the day moving mulch with the Viking and the key is if you need to turn in the grass make the most gradual turn that your space allows.
X2.......The wider the turn the better.
 

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Well there you go, the rear diff on the Viking is not actually a diff, it's just a right angle drive, that's why there's no diff lock on it, it's permanently locked as is. I wonder why they did that? A diff with a diff lock would have been a better thing IMO. Maybe Yamaha were trying to saving money.
 

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Well there you go, the rear diff on the Viking is not actually a diff, it's just a right angle drive, that's why there's no diff lock on it, it's permanently locked as is. I wonder why they did that? A diff with a diff lock would have been a better thing IMO. Maybe Yamaha were trying to saving money.
The vast majority of ATVs/UTVs have locked rear ends. Its just how it is. Polaris offers turf mode on some of their stuff that solves this problem.
 

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The vast majority of ATVs/UTVs have locked rear ends. Its just how it is. Polaris offers turf mode on some of their stuff that solves this problem.
Ah ok, I didn't realize that, so the turf mode unlocks the diff then, cool thanks.
 
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