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Old 01-04-2013, 02:30 PM
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I try to do that as well. Turn around off the grass
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:35 PM
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Funny how everyone cut's a little different. Whatever works! I've always taught my guys to use a drive or a walk for turning whenever possible, why tear turf if you don't have to? (think springtime with wet conditions.)
Excellent looking work bro!
I always try to turn off lawn if at all possible. It just looks so much more professional, and the stripes look a lot cleaner IMO.
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:56 PM
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well I rarely tear turf. when its extremely wet I just do a 3 point turn.

if you turn on a driveway or sidewalk you rub grass into it and then leave a green stain. at least in my experiences. I've never been able to keep grass off the turf wet or dry.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:28 AM
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well I rarely tear turf. when its extremely wet I just do a 3 point turn.

if you turn on a driveway or sidewalk you rub grass into it and then leave a green stain. at least in my experiences. I've never been able to keep grass off the turf wet or dry.
an you explain a little more in what you mean by that statement?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:11 AM
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there's always clippings that get on the tires or just blown on the sidewalk or driveway from mowing or trimming.

when making a zero turn the tires grind those blades of grass into the concrete and it either makes a green stain or the clippings get stuck where my blower won't move them.

the clippings not moving with my blower could change this season though as I did purchase a br600 this fall for leaves. so I'm going from a br400 to a br600 so clippings being stubborn may no longer be a problem.

the other reason to avoid turning on hard surfaces is the longevity of your tires.

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just caught what orange is saying. it was suppose to be I've never been able to keep grass off the sidewalk/driveway.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:30 AM
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I know when mulching it makes a mess on hard surfaces, so in that case I would try to stay off of them,especially when you turn off the blades and all the crap under the deck falls down and gargles out the sides, yeah thats a mess, but otherwise it just looks nicer if you lines go to the end. I dont think your bigger blower will help much I have on and sometimes the stuff is just stuck/painted on. I agree on the tires to an extent, Im sure it contibutes to the wear, but so long as you not doing burn outs, and wheelies it shouldnt make too much off a difference.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:05 PM
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Stripes are just something that happens here on our northern lawns, and since they're happening anyway you kind of have to go with it. Sometimes I wish my mowers didn't stripe so I wouldn't have to pay so much attention to straight lines. I've never had a customer complain about them though. I love making it look like I drove right through an obstacle in a lawn.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:04 PM
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Stripes are just something that happens here on our northern lawns, and since they're happening anyway you kind of have to go with it. Sometimes I wish my mowers didn't stripe so I wouldn't have to pay so much attention to straight lines. I've never had a customer complain about them though. I love making it look like I drove right through an obstacle in a lawn.
I 've tried everything on my mower to eliminate stripping to no avail they're a pain in the you know what ,especially when working around yards with several tree beds and having to aline the stripes on the opposite side
in an efficient manner to minimize burning time.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:06 PM
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my sh*ttiest lawns stripe and my customers go nuts thats why my Christmas bonus is more than i get for mowing. i ended up installing a big league on my cub cadet this past season and plan on throwing it on my new scag. 4 things people like to see no grass clumps, clean edging/trimming, good blowing, and lawn stripes. It makes there yard stand out from their neighbor. Its only a competition in suburbia
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:25 PM
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Keeping grass off turf is an ongoing battle for me too.
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