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Old 05-02-2013, 08:57 AM
jetedwardz jetedwardz is offline
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stand on mower turning?

hey thanks for reading this. i have always had belt drives but decided to get a stand on mower which is hydro. i got a used gravely prostance 52 19hp kaw. used non floating deck. paid 4100 has 318 hrs on it and came with a accelerator bag? i felt it was a good deal and it was just checked out from a reputable shop etc etc. anyways should i be doing one wheel forwards and one backwards at pass end when going to next line or do i have to do a 3 point turn again. I want to just do the forward back instant turn but just wanted to see how the guys that run these types of mowers do it. My thinking is i will do othese quick turns where i am able and the 3 pt turn on areas that will get scuffed/ ripped up. also any insight about machine or general tips is appreciated thanks
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:47 PM
MTenterprises MTenterprises is offline
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If you try to do the "forward backward" zero turn, you are going to be lawn demolition man 90% of the time. Slow and easy on the turns and everything is good. 3 point is the way to go. Otherwise you will be ripping grass like crazy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:21 PM
Caddyshack Lawn Care Caddyshack Lawn Care is offline
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I had no idea what you guys were talking about so I had to look it up. Now I know, but didn't know it had a name.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=310291
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:35 PM
MTenterprises MTenterprises is offline
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Anybody you see doing the one stick forward one stick backward and basically doing a donut "zero turn" is probably a homeowner in their own yard.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:51 PM
jetedwardz jetedwardz is offline
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lol donut turn i litterally laughed cuz its true. i actually did a new lawn today and didnt even attempt the donut turn cuz i got the 3 pt turn down and it wasnt slow at all compared to yesterday. thanks for the clarification
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