No Flat Tires on Yard Tractor
I have a couple of questions about no flat tires. I have a Husky YTH20F42 with 20 x 8 - 8 NHS tires on the back and 15 x 6 - 6 NHS on the front.
The "back lot" was vacant with an open cellar hole for many years prior to my buying it, and lots of trash was thrown back there. Even tho I had the lot filled and graded, it is not "lawn quality and I mainly mow it to keep the weeds down. Therefore there's a lot of opportunity for picking up stuff in the tires as glass, nails, wire bits, etc. work their way to the surface. I get at least one flat a year. So short of Kevlar inner tubes I am looking for ways to minimize my down time. I am also handicapped so I have to rely on the kindness of neighbors, etc. to pull and reinstall the tires (Or pay $40 for pick up and delivery.)
One of said neighbors alerted me to No Flat tires.
1. Has anyone got experience with No Flat or similar tires?
2. The largest tire available is 18 x 8.5 - 8. The new version (Husky YHT2242) has 18" tires. Would there be any problem with putting 18's on my tractor?
3. When I mentioned the No Flats to my local shop he advised against them, saying they are heavier than the original tires and the transmission couldn't handle it. Any ideas on this?
4. If the answer to No Flats is "no" what other options do I have?