ZTR issue....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CRUZMISL, Aug 10, 2004.


    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    I have a JD SST16 spin steer and the rear tires dig up the grass when I turn around. I was thinking maybe some added weight at the rear might help. Any advice? Possibly a tire change?

  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    slow down and make 3 point turns, if you don't know what i mean, SEARCH for it (top of the page)

    CRUZMISL LawnSite Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 186

    Thanks! I did a search and learned you need to be sure both wheels are always moving but my mower has a steering wheel, not levers. I guess I'm relegated to 3 point turns unless I can adjust the turning somehow.

  4. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    The spinsteer is an interesting piece of technology, but you cannot pivot on one tire without tearing turf unless you really slow down. Even then, some turf will tear.

    I looked at this machine back in March and was tempted, but I kept thinking about that one wheel. If you see posts regarding turf tears with walkbehinds and ZTRs, it's really the same story: any wheel that doesn't turn while the mower pivots on it is liable to tear turf. No way around it.

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