belt drive mower tearing up grass

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ajeaajea, May 21, 2008.

  1. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    I have recently bought a new toro 40" belt drive. When i make 180 degree turns, the inside wheel tears up grass. How do i do the right turn.
    thanks
     
  2. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    Anybody having this problem
     
  3. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Pistol grip or T-bar?
     
  4. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    If it is pistol grip there is a very easy solution but it takes muscle. Say your mowing and you need to make a 180 degree turn to your right. The easiest thing to do to not tear up grass would be to pull up the right pistol grip halfway into neutral position and pull back while letting the other tire continue rotating forward. It sounds hard but its actually very very easy.
     
  5. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    its a pistol grip
     
  6. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    could you explain more
     
  7. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Pistol grip turns taken fast will do that. As mentioned by Snapper Man, pull back on the inside wheel of the turn so that the inside wheel is rotating and you won't have that prob... Just keep the inside wheel moving. Don't lock it up...

    Good luck. You'll master it pretty quick...
     
  8. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    thanks alot
     
  9. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yup, thats the problem with belt drive. This the best solution I could ever find.
     
  10. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
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    i am using a sulky
     

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