View Full Version : ZTR issue....

08-10-2004, 06:06 PM
I have a JD SST16 spin steer and the rear tires dig up the grass when I turn around. I was thinking maybe some added weight at the rear might help. Any advice? Possibly a tire change?


08-10-2004, 06:22 PM
slow down and make 3 point turns, if you don't know what i mean, SEARCH for it (top of the page)

08-10-2004, 06:36 PM
Thanks! I did a search and learned you need to be sure both wheels are always moving but my mower has a steering wheel, not levers. I guess I'm relegated to 3 point turns unless I can adjust the turning somehow.


Mark McC
08-10-2004, 06:51 PM
The spinsteer is an interesting piece of technology, but you cannot pivot on one tire without tearing turf unless you really slow down. Even then, some turf will tear.

I looked at this machine back in March and was tempted, but I kept thinking about that one wheel. If you see posts regarding turf tears with walkbehinds and ZTRs, it's really the same story: any wheel that doesn't turn while the mower pivots on it is liable to tear turf. No way around it.