z mowers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by leaf man, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. leaf man

    leaf man LawnSite Member
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    just bought a new 48 toro z master.....any opinions on the toro,and how do you avoid tearing up divots in the lawn when you turn?
     
  2. jaghr

    jaghr LawnSite Member
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    try slowing down and rounding the turn instead of locking wheel for sharp turn. I'm an Exmark guy and i think you have a good machine.
     
  3. old oak lawn

    old oak lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 710

    practice. allways keep both weels moving,turn slow ,one wheel moves a lot faster then the other and slow wheel will drag. sometimes i will back up or do a sweeping turn if ground is wet or on a small slope. practice and find out what works best for you. this time of year it is easy to tear up turf / cold and wet
     
  4. leaf man

    leaf man LawnSite Member
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    thanks,any thoughts about the 48 toro?
     
  5. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,224

    Toro are good Z mowers.
    Although ZTR is capable of turning "on a dime", it is not good practice as you will tear up the grass under the inside of the turn rear wheel. :nono:
    Instead, do "K" (also known as "Y") turns.
    The following page shows you how to do that:
    http://www.scag.com/operationandsafety.html
     
  6. leaf man

    leaf man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    thanks a lot
     

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