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Zero Degree Turns With a Sulky

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by STIHL GUY, Jul 14, 2008.


    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    is it possible to do a zero degree turn with a sulky?? no matter how much i try it leaves divits in the grass. Thank you in advance for any responces
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    When you do a zero turn in a lawn one wheel will have to be stopped and the other moving. That one wheel stopped will creat the divit. Thats why with any mower you would have to make a 3pt turn or turn a little wider as to avoid stopping the inside wheel.
  3. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    easiets way I heard to describe it is basically make a 'K' turn.... When you get close to the end of your pass let off one of the hydros a little and start its turn until it gets to a 90*, go into reverse and turn yourself so youre facing back and then go straight forward...

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i have a belt drive so it isnt as easy i wondering can it be done with a belt drive??
  5. dura to the max

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

    gotta make wider turns, to prevent this. get a proslide and it wont make any divots. and yes i have had a proslide on a belt drive and it worked fine.

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