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Hitsy
10-07-2005, 08:44 PM
Does anybody have any suggestion on how not to tear up grass with a zero turn? I don't go fast when I make turns, and I try to keep both tires moving nothing is working. Thanks

jake65
10-07-2005, 08:47 PM
In another forum somebody mentioned they did quick small k-turns at each turn. Now, that is just what I read not what I know.

Jake

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 08:49 PM
There have been a noticable abundance of these threads here lately.

You can search for them and read up. But if you are getting the same type of tearing I do... well, you won't find the an answer that works.

Brianslawn
10-07-2005, 08:50 PM
lots of practice

TURF DOCTOR
10-07-2005, 09:01 PM
run slick tires.

LawnGrassHoppers
10-07-2005, 09:09 PM
do a 3 point turn that should work for ya and slow down !

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 09:12 PM
In the areas where I get turf tears, I still get tears, regardless of tactics.

Those of us who have areas and mowers prone to this, I think the only real answer is Z mower modification.
The other option is a mower with a steering wheel.

wacamaster
10-07-2005, 09:25 PM
I run my z in some really soft thin shady areas. Areas where you have to even take account for the front tires (they will spin and tear grass also) If you can get your mower on it without sinking, you should be able to have it tear free. Just make your 3 point turn REALLY big. This way there's much less torque on grass.

Shuter
10-07-2005, 09:30 PM
Slow down and take easy turns. No 90 degree turns from a fast speed.

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 09:41 PM
I think most of these replies only apply to lawns were the turning areas are like pool tables.

Drew Gemma
10-07-2005, 10:24 PM
my ferris turn on a dime no problem but put the bagger on and it is a whole new ball game no more zero turns it sucks

Envy Lawn Service
10-07-2005, 10:28 PM
my ferris turn on a dime no problem but put the bagger on and it is a whole new ball game no more zero turns it sucks

I'm guessing this is because of the front counter weights? No?

My theory is that it's harder for the tires to freely swing the nose around a will with the weights on.