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Juan91
11-02-2009, 07:38 PM
we're still kinda new to using these machines, but lately, they have been tearing up the grass on turns.. we mowed at a lower gear and it is still doing it.. is this a problem with the tires? or are the traction brakes overadjusted, any help appreciated

mdlwn1
11-02-2009, 08:34 PM
My Bobcat skid steer is doing the same thing...let me know if you find out anything.

Restrorob
11-02-2009, 08:49 PM
My Bobcat skid steer is doing the same thing.

All Skids do this, It's caused from the tires sliding sideways in tight turns. Make wide sweeping three point turns to reduce turf tear-up.

As for the mower, Keep both wheels moving in a turn so the one doesn't twist the turf up.

mdlwn1
11-02-2009, 08:52 PM
All Skids do this, It's caused from the tires sliding sideways in tight turns. Make wide sweeping three point turns to reduce turf tear-up.

As for the mower, Keep both wheels moving in a turn so the one doesn't twist the turf up.

I was kidding................

Restrorob
11-02-2009, 09:18 PM
Well..... It flew right over my head, Because it's a common complaint from renter's of our skid......

DT Lawn Care
11-02-2009, 10:28 PM
If they're belt drive mowers, keep the wheel that you are braking moving just a little bit and take wider turns. That should pretty much fix your problem. If they're hydros, take 3-point turns, that is one of the main reasons to have the dual hydros. Good Luck

LouisianaLawnboy
11-02-2009, 11:47 PM
I really don't care. I always do 180s and if I'm happy ill do a 360 then a 180.
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JB1
11-02-2009, 11:51 PM
I really don't care. I always do 180s and if I'm happy ill do a 360 then a 180.
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what about doing 90's.

LouisianaLawnboy
11-02-2009, 11:56 PM
what about doing 90's.

Sub with a 240.
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unkownfl
11-03-2009, 12:01 AM
on walk behinds I turn a little the opposite way I am turning before I make the turn I want to go so it can be nice and wide. If that makes any sense.

Juan91
11-03-2009, 11:03 AM
yes, their belt drive, and i understand what your all saying...

thanks for the tips!