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Old 08-10-2004, 05:06 PM
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ZTR issue....

I have a JD SST16 spin steer and the rear tires dig up the grass when I turn around. I was thinking maybe some added weight at the rear might help. Any advice? Possibly a tire change?

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Old 08-10-2004, 05:22 PM
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slow down and make 3 point turns, if you don't know what i mean, SEARCH for it (top of the page)
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Old 08-10-2004, 05:36 PM
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Thanks! I did a search and learned you need to be sure both wheels are always moving but my mower has a steering wheel, not levers. I guess I'm relegated to 3 point turns unless I can adjust the turning somehow.

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Old 08-10-2004, 05:51 PM
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The spinsteer is an interesting piece of technology, but you cannot pivot on one tire without tearing turf unless you really slow down. Even then, some turf will tear.

I looked at this machine back in March and was tempted, but I kept thinking about that one wheel. If you see posts regarding turf tears with walkbehinds and ZTRs, it's really the same story: any wheel that doesn't turn while the mower pivots on it is liable to tear turf. No way around it.
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