How to steer zero turn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Resident, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Resident

    Resident LawnSite Member
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    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!
     
  2. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    try making 3 point turns, often times a true zero turn will tear up the turf
     
  4. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    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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  5. Leland Lawn

    Leland Lawn LawnSite Member
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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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