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Old 08-19-2013, 09:12 AM
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How to steer zero turn

Hey Guys,

As some of you might have been following, I just bought my first commercial walk behind. Its a 32" Ferris with 14 Hp (great little mower).

Could of questions:
- when you zero turn, do you trigger the opposite brake, or do you just trigger the one brake to make the turn. I find that if I only use one brake, it turns really fast.
- The other question I have is that when I zero turn, I always seem to miss a piece of grass that is between the wheel and where the blades spin. Do anyone else have this problem? Is their a best practice to stop that?


Love the help I get with this forum. Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:26 AM
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:49 PM
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try making 3 point turns, often times a true zero turn will tear up the turf
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:49 PM
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Mow a couple end runs, this will give you enough room to swing a walk behind around, or wait until finished and cut the area where you turned.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:19 PM
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+1 on the 3 point turns. I teach all of my guys that first and recommend that they do them whenever the ground is soft or they are on newer grass. Since then they've just become comfortable and do them all of the time.
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