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Old 09-22-2009, 07:31 PM
lgross lgross is offline
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Need Advice about turfing with new ZTR

after loads of research, I bought a JD997 ZTR. It does a great job and very fast, but I have dug up the grass on sharp turns more than a few times. I have gone slow, fast and everything in between but I could use some help on the corners and turns. Any help would be appreciated
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:10 PM
Kutz Lawns Kutz Lawns is offline
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You need to practice on a 3 point turn!

And a 3 point turn is pretty much self explanatory!
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:43 PM
FastMan FastMan is offline
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Don't pivot the front casters as you're backing up. It makes the back wheels more apt to spin. Loop them out to the side, then back up. Do this whether backing straight back, or 3 point turning.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:52 PM
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Yeah, I think a three point turn should work.
If then God so clothe the grass, wich is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith? (Luke 12:28)

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. (Romans 14:8)
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