For the Grasshopper guys

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLM-1, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many of you run the LP tires? I am having trouble with mine. They keep breaking loose going up hills and if i stop or slow way down on a small hill to turn and they are tearing up my yards. My ferris never had this problem. Is there a way to adjust the maxtrack system to transfer more weight to the drive tires?? because if i hit the hydro deck lift i get traction so it must be a weight thing. I only weigh about 140 so that doesn't help either! the last straw was getting stuck in a ditch saturday that i have mowed forever. i had to winch it out with a tiedown strap...that sucked especially because it is right next to a busy intersection so i am sure i looked totally incompetent
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    come on guys...
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    Make sure the chains at the back of the deck are in the 3rd link on both sides for best traction.
     
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'll check that thanks..
     
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    mowingman,

    stupid question...third from the deck side or the loose end??
     
  6. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well i tried all positions. it didn't seem to help that much. what next??
     
  7. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get the tires liquid filled. More weight and no more flats
     
  8. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok. Nothing has fixed my problems. I adjusted the max track system. I can't adjust the chain which Mowing Man suggested (i adjusted the wrong ones (i have the hydraulic deck lift)). Changed my tire pressures. I thought that maybe it was the operator, ME. So i let another lco that was cutting in a neighborhood try it and he had the same problem so i tried his GH w/ no problems...hmmm...what next??
     

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