Spinning Tires in Spring

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NelsonLandworks, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    Last year (my first year with a ztr) I found myself spinning the tires a lot when turning around. This only happened in the spring because of the wet ground. I'm wondering if this happenes to anyone else or how do you avoid it?

    I Have a few ways in mind on how to avoid it but i'd like to hear what you all have to say.

  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,995

    drive slower, turn slower and just be careful. There is no real trick
  3. cward

    cward LawnSite Member
    Posts: 190

    Precision said it all, good advice. Even though you have a ztr, sometimes you still need to perform a Y-turn instead of a zero turn.
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,299

    Not much more to say...
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,978

    I cant add much but if you do tear the yard a little then make sure you go back and blow clippings over the divit to cover it up. Works for me. HAHAHA
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    After a few days doesn't it just turn brown. YUKYUKYUK!!!
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,978

    Yes but by then you are down the road and by the time you get back the homeowner has done forgot about it
  8. By the Yard

    By the Yard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    Keep the rear wheels turning at all times and yes stay out of the gas = -)
  9. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,384

    slow down if you have to. Just cause your z might go 10 MPH doesnt mean you have to do it. Start making 3 point turns.
  10. GTLC

    GTLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    It happens all the time, and it isn't operator error on my part.

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