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Old 08-09-2005, 08:17 PM
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Zero Mowers

Do any of the pro's here have problems with the z-turn mowers tearing the grass. I try ed every thing to keep from doing this but it still happens. Do you thank its just the grass I'm cutting or maybe my mower needs to be worked on ? Any help would be great.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:19 PM
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Do any of the pro's here have problems with the z-turn mowers tearing the grass. I try ed every thing to keep from doing this but it still happens. Do you thank its just the grass I'm cutting or maybe my mower needs to be worked on ? Any help would be great.

The operator needs to be experienced for it to work properly.

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Old 08-09-2005, 08:39 PM
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I got over 2 years experience on it, so I think I know how to drive it.
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:50 PM
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I got over 2 years experience on it, so I think I know how to drive it.

Why is this in " Just starting"
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Old 08-09-2005, 08:54 PM
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Because I'm part time and I have all res. accounts and I figure this the only place that fits my situation.
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:04 PM
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Because I'm part time and I have all res. accounts and I figure this the only place that fits my situation.
I cut houses.

Try a three point turn, Not a Zero turn. Sometimes slowing down helps too.
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:22 PM
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There is definitely technique to it. Sometimes, it takes more than a 3 point turn - more like a 5 point turn. you can't even go around a 3 or 4 ft. tree ring without doing some sort of stress damage. there is always a point that you have to go straight off, back up (at a curve) and go forward again. Some of the most common things to remember is to always keep the mower moving on a lazy gentle curve when turning - going forward OR backward, and second, to always keep BOTH wheels moving when turning. I hope this helps.
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:32 PM
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great advise above, although I have only been runnig a ZTR for a year I learned pretty quickly the both wheels have to be moving. Also, even thought it is a "zero" turn there are times I have to back up and slow down.
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:11 AM
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Do a search here on 'K turn' and that should help.
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