Getting a "turf friendly" tire can greatly reduced the damage caused by the machine -- riding lawn mowers come with turf friendly tires for this very purpose. Many tire manufacturers have a selection of these tires, but you should hold off on getting them until you decide exactly how you will use your machine. Changing the tires on your ATV or SxS can be expensive. But having a lighter tread can be beneficial if you plan to use the machine for several different tasks or for maintaining a facility during the workweek. Sometimes staying off sensitive ground might be the cheapest way to enjoy your off-road machine.