Getting ready to do that (bar tread all around) on my Snapper 1650 this spring. Two reasons, yes the cool factor that says I just like the looks and how it sets it apart and the second is for added traction when turning because of how I intend to use this tractor. I mow with my JD and like the smooth ride of the turf tires. I had bar tread on the backs of my previous mower and she was kinda bummy on the ride. I have the factory fronts on my JDx320 now and there have been a few times in slightly wet shady areas that it has pushed the fronts instead of turning. That a tiny bit more grip would have turned them. Not putting bar tread on the JD because the few times the slide happens isn't worth sacrificing the ride all the time. Thats my take on it but to each his own.
Edited by gtcsreg, March 17, 2013 - 05:15 PM.