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ajeaajea
05-21-2008, 11:27 PM
I have recently bought a new toro 40" belt drive. When i make 180 degree turns, the inside wheel tears up grass. How do i do the right turn.
thanks

ajeaajea
05-21-2008, 11:38 PM
Anybody having this problem

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-21-2008, 11:55 PM
Pistol grip or T-bar?

SNAPPER MAN
05-22-2008, 12:06 AM
If it is pistol grip there is a very easy solution but it takes muscle. Say your mowing and you need to make a 180 degree turn to your right. The easiest thing to do to not tear up grass would be to pull up the right pistol grip halfway into neutral position and pull back while letting the other tire continue rotating forward. It sounds hard but its actually very very easy.

ajeaajea
05-22-2008, 12:18 AM
its a pistol grip

ajeaajea
05-22-2008, 12:22 AM
could you explain more

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-22-2008, 12:23 AM
Pistol grip turns taken fast will do that. As mentioned by Snapper Man, pull back on the inside wheel of the turn so that the inside wheel is rotating and you won't have that prob... Just keep the inside wheel moving. Don't lock it up...

Good luck. You'll master it pretty quick...

ajeaajea
05-22-2008, 12:32 AM
thanks alot

procut
05-22-2008, 12:38 AM
If it is pistol grip there is a very easy solution but it takes muscle. Say your mowing and you need to make a 180 degree turn to your right. The easiest thing to do to not tear up grass would be to pull up the right pistol grip halfway into neutral position and pull back while letting the other tire continue rotating forward. It sounds hard but its actually very very easy.

Yup, thats the problem with belt drive. This the best solution I could ever find.

ajeaajea
05-22-2008, 03:53 PM
i am using a sulky

whoopassonthebluegrass
05-22-2008, 04:10 PM
i am using a sulky

Then mow enough perimeter passes (3) that you can drive well into already-cut grass and take a wide turn, but still get back to your tracks before the uncut grass...