So I did 3-4 of our race truck tires by hand. That was great. Roughly 30 min per tire "if" they weren't rusted solid to the rim. Yeah. Screw that. I bought a tire machine. Not cheap but time is money. Dirt bike tires can be terrible too but I still do those by hand. If not for the sheet amount of tires and rims I have, I'd just spend the money to have them changed. I still can't do skid loader or backhoe tires but I'm happy I don't have to do those myself.Last tire I monkey fucked back onto the rim I swore I'd never do again!! Just replaced both front tires on the tractor last week, ordered both on Amazon and took to a local tire shop, $15 each to remove and mount. Thought that was a good deal!!
May want to cut some slots in there. Zero airflow may drastically change how it cuts. (Maybe not. Every manufacturer design is a bit different.) If it isn't cutting worth a crap, try the slots. Might need to allow some of the grass to escape.
Your grass texture is different too. Thinner. More sparse. May never be an issue. And like I said, every manufacturer is a bit different. Some are designed to be sealed all the way around for mulch kits. Some need air or at least the ability to lose a little bit of the grass.It cuts pretty good. The biggest thing is I don't have to pay attention to discharge anymore. The OEM kit has a couple of pieces to round out the baffles under the deck but it's doing fine as is.
Way thinner. Lush lawns like Ohio just don't exist here. They're green and all, but it's mostly thin bladed St Augustine. No surprise, you can see under the deck what the soil is, it's just hard packed sand.Your grass texture is different too. Thinner. More sparse. May never be an issue. And like I said, every manufacturer is a bit different. Some are designed to be sealed all the way around for mulch kits. Some need air or at least the ability to lose a little bit of the grass.