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is your ZTR ambidextrous?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass Cake, May 30, 2007.

  1. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    Most ztr's i've demoed/used seem to be right-handed!

    <insert goofy look>

    When crossing a hillside,they all seem to stick better when traveling from left to right.:dizzy:
    There must be a reason for this!

    Discuss please.
  2. prosperity

    prosperity LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Are you right handed?

    Not trying to be funny - our brain works in mysterious ways, and the first thing that came to mind was being left handed or right handed.

    Maybe when going left to right, your right hand is on the stick on the low side, which is the side that has all the control when going along a slope.
  3. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    Interesting.....the upper tire always seems to lose traction when going right to left. I never considered my left arm sensitivity.Possible though.
  4. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Every ztr I've owned always had better traction on hillsides when the left side is on the down side. I'm pretty sure this is because decks usually stick out farther on the left for trimming purposes and this allows the deck to keep the ztr from leaning too far.:)
  5. totallawncare

    totallawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    and motor placement and which side has the most weight

  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    The rear tire pressures have alot to do with grip and/or tracking. Less than 5 pounds difference will make a amazing difference. Speaking from expierience here, too.
  7. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    haha... i thought I was being weird when I do scary slopes in a certain direction. I'm too chicken to do it the other way. I thought I was the only one :)

    go lawnsite!
  8. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Don't forget to go up on the trackbar and take out a round of wedge.:laugh:

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