Rain and turn marks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Buddy Buds, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Buddy Buds

    Buddy Buds LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    We've had rain this week and I've had trouble with tire skids when I turn my Scag. How to stop this?
  2. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Posts: 683

    Are you doing a 3pt or "K" turn?? If your sliding on a side hill, try angleing up the hill a little, and dont try to turn when going down hill if possible. I back down some hills and go straight up the hill when they are too wet....:usflag:
  3. phlandscaping

    phlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Also check tire pressure, may be running to high...
  4. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 702

    You have to pick your machine up and rotate it on its front caster wheels in order to avoid turf tear. Or, or, a big orrrr, you can go in circles. Well not circles, but you know, none straight lines, swing it wide, come back in, swing it wide again, come back in, so on and so forth. I adopted the circle technique, my back was getting a little sore.
  5. Trenchblade

    Trenchblade LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 317

    you could also try doing a double boarder, making wider turns within that boarder.
  6. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    k turn and like trenchblade said, make a wider border, make the wide turn, then re-cut the border when finished.
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Slow Down..............
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I agree, slow down, it will stop it from happening every time. I can make the tires skid doing a "K" turn but it's only because I'm going to fast while trying to whip it around. The cure, slow down. :D

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