Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 08-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Resident Resident is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Posts: 28
How to steer zero turn

Hey Guys,

As some of you might have been following, I just bought my first commercial walk behind. Its a 32" Ferris with 14 Hp (great little mower).

Could of questions:
- when you zero turn, do you trigger the opposite brake, or do you just trigger the one brake to make the turn. I find that if I only use one brake, it turns really fast.
- The other question I have is that when I zero turn, I always seem to miss a piece of grass that is between the wheel and where the blades spin. Do anyone else have this problem? Is their a best practice to stop that?

Love the help I get with this forum. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 10:26 AM
monoshock's Avatar
monoshock monoshock is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake City TN. is that banjos I here?
Posts: 1,189

Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 02:49 PM
kawakx125 kawakx125 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: lees summit, mo
Posts: 1,090
try making 3 point turns, often times a true zero turn will tear up the turf
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 04:49 PM
CorkyE's Avatar
CorkyE CorkyE is online now
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Ringgold,GA
Posts: 103
Mow a couple end runs, this will give you enough room to swing a walk behind around, or wait until finished and cut the area where you turned.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 05:19 PM
Leland Lawn's Avatar
Leland Lawn Leland Lawn is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pullman, WA
Posts: 232
+1 on the 3 point turns. I teach all of my guys that first and recommend that they do them whenever the ground is soft or they are on newer grass. Since then they've just become comfortable and do them all of the time.
Toro 52" Z Master 6000 Series (2)
Toro 48" Walk-behind (1)
Toro 36" Walk-behind (2)
Toro Turfmaster 30" (3)
Toro 21" Proline (6)
Echo Trimmers, Blowers, & Saws
Hiniker and Cycle Country Plows
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:59 AM.

Page generated in 0.06170 seconds with 10 queries