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Old 04-14-2014, 06:43 AM   #11
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Thank you. Think they will be ok for the trip home (about 65 miles). Looked closely with a light and looked new.

Any opinions on the tire/wheel combos from Northern Tool ? BTW I did not see a spare, is it hidden somewhere ?

The OBD-II app is Torque and runs on Android. Are others for Windows and iPad but are more expensive. All can use the same BT dongle. I just have one in each OBD car that I just leave there. They do not seem to use any material power while engine is off.
If you go to the tire thread, and search, you will see lots of options. Depending on how much stuff ( junk) you carry in the TM, it is easy to exceed the rating of load range C tires. Many people have changed to 15" load range D tires for added margin. It means you will need new wheels and should have metal stems. The is a worthwhile upgrade and if you are buying new tires it is a good time to do it. You need to check to insure you have the drop axle which will provide the clearance or you will need to add a lift kit which is not a big deal.

There should be a spare located under the TM near the steps. It is mounted on a drop down slide rack.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:22 AM   #12
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My very-early-build '06 2720SL came from the factory with a lift kit in place. Perhaps this one has one as well. It is easy to look underneath, between the axle and the frame, to check.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:36 PM   #13
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The 2720SL I've been looking at for a few weeks followed me home today. The label says it is an April 2006 build with 215x75C14 tires and there are two placards, the first with build date etc. says inflate to 50psi. Next to it is a second that says 55 psi. Anyone else have this ?

BTW there is no sign of a lift kit.

Any suggestions for a yard tug ? I need something to turn it around. Anyone use a lawn tractor/mower ? I need a new one.
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Some members have tried using a riding mower as a tug. The TM's hitch weight in excess of 400 pounds was a problem in most cases. A larger lawn tractor might do the job, especially if you walk beside it. But as I recall, a problem that came up in one case was that the weight of the TM tongue came down so far aft of the mower's rear wheels that it levered the front wheels off the ground. Let us know if you decide to do this.

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Old 04-19-2014, 04:31 PM   #15
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I put a hitch on the front of my Toro ZTR mower.

Take a look at my post # 6 of this thread.

I haven't been able to use the TM much lately so I haven't used it. As I recall the tongue weight was more of a load than I was figuring on, but it still worked OK.

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