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Old 05-25-2013, 09:51 PM
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loss of traction

I have a John Deere 925. Even on slight down hill grades I lose traction and slide. Once the front is pointing down you can't recover It makes big marks and I get stuck all the time. What can I do to fix this. I love the machine on flat ground but even slight hills are a challenge
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:08 PM
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loss of traction

Can anything be done to help with this??
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:15 PM
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You can try putting water in your tires to help, past that I don't know. I run an Ecmrk HP with a 52 inch deck and it holds a slope like a goat . try filling the rear tires half full with water.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:12 AM
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Never point a ZTR down a hill back down the hill
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:54 AM
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I run a 920m Deere and have no trouble at all. My 997 zero does not have any issues either and I cut some steep hills. How steep are the hills your cutting? Up and down isn't good on a hill with a ZTR. You should go sideways on it or use a pusher.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:55 AM
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don't point the front down hill, only point it up hill things are much safer that way.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:13 PM
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Put weights on back end or sly back down
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:09 PM
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You can try putting water in your tires to help, past that I don't know. I run an Ecmrk HP with a 52 inch deck and it holds a slope like a goat . try filling the rear tires half full with water.
looks like he's in Canada... I wouldn't put water in up there due to freezing... a water/anti-freeze mix would work. If he has 26x12 rears that'll be close to 100lb additional per tire.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:28 PM
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check tire pressure take em down to 10psi I would be willing to bet they are way to high on PSI.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:07 PM
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Weight the tires and your looking at 1/2 life for the wheel motors
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