3pt turn with WB

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LandFakers, May 23, 2012.

  1. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Does anybody else do a 3pt turn with your WB like you would with a zero. I do it for the simple fact of less turf damage. I just got a new JD hyrdo and am loving it. Just wondering who else is doing it :cool2:
     
  2. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
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    I will when needed. Right now here in SW Ohio it isn't needed.
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    In wet conditions.
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  4. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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    I will if I need to, but if I don't need to, then I won't.
     
  5. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No. Why would anyone do that? ZTR I can understand. When it comes time to turn WB slow your row.
     
  6. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Only on real wet turf, the hustler wb controls make it easy to keep both tires turning.
     
  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    Well I do it because of the turf. If I just lock up the tire I mess up the lawn. I come off a belt drive and am still trying to figure out the tricks of the hydro. I only keep getting a handlebar in the guy everytime I try and bring the mower to a stop quick and it goes right into reverse. Ouch
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  8. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I 3 pt turn my TTHP almost 80% of the time. I don't like how fast a dual hydro machine whips you around in a 180. A smooth 3pt turn works well for me and keeps me from getting fatigued by the machine.
     
  9. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yeah I muscled around a toro 44" belt drive for a few years before going hydro. I tell ya what I read so much crap about belt drives. Mine was good in the rain and I got used to pulling it backwards or turning up hill so that it would back up on its own. Almost miss it, almost........

    Yeah a few times I zigged and the mower zagged putting the handle in my gut. But hey I wised up. :hammerhead:
     
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I only 3 point my WB when I have to. If you're doing your turns properly it really shouldn't be necessary under most conditions. Reverse the inside wheel as it comes to a stop so you're not pivoting on it. I don't 3 point on my rider much either, but it's not a full size unit and the tires are getting a bit worn, so it's no very hard on turf.
     

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