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Old 03-24-2010, 06:31 PM
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The 3 point turn on a zero turn mower - Video :)

There was a discussion on here in one of the main forums about tearing up the grass when turning. People were describing a 3 point turn to avoid ripping up grass. It's hard to describe sometimes with just text, so I decided to do a short video using my mower to demonstrate. Hope it's helpful to someone now or in the future that searches....

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Old 03-24-2010, 06:33 PM
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I actually meant to put this in the Pictures forum, but I guess it's relevant here too.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:39 PM
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we do that 500 times a day. Thought that was a given.
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thats the only way i turn.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:00 PM
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we do that 500 times a day. Thought that was a given.
Here's the discussion I was talking about. Some people were like "What's a 3 point turn?" The whole discussion started because someone was having trouble with damaging the grass...

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=309064

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:10 PM
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That takes too long. If I get time this weekend I'll post up a vid of how I do it. I'm not saying my way is better, just faster. I won't try to describe it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:35 PM
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Lots of variations, I'm sure. For me this works out the best because of those tires I have. When the ground is damp and soft around here, it's pretty easy to yank up grass if I let one wheel twist in one spot too much.
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That takes too long. If I get time this weekend I'll post up a vid of how I do it. I'm not saying my way is better, just faster. I won't try to describe it.
Richard, I'm betting your version would better be described as a modified 2 point turn. That's what I generally do when not using the row skip method.

A semi gentle approx 120 degrees turn that takes you a bit past where you need to be for the next pass, a quick back-up to finsh the 180 and square up for the next pass, and off you go. Sound like what you have in mind? It is faster
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Richard, I'm betting your version would better be described as a modified 2 point turn. That's what I generally do when not using the row skip method.

A semi gentle approx 120 degrees turn that takes you a bit past where you need to be for the next pass, a quick back-up to finsh the 180 and square up for the next pass, and off you go. Sound like what you have in mind? It is faster
That's how I do it. Much faster the a 3 point.
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That's how I do it. Much faster the a 3 point.
up here with the wet fescue a 3 pt works the best. If were in a dry spell and the clients dont have irrigation them thats different. I also operate differently on every lawn. But a 3 pt is the lightest foot print you can do. I even do that around trees. I NEVER leave tree rings on my properties.
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