I have had my ZTR about 2 months now and I m curious about how others operate. I just mow our own property about 3 acres and its just ¼ acre yard, barnyard and entrance. Nice grass but not a golf course. Except for the front yard if I tear the turf a little its no big deal no worse than what the tractors do. When you U turn your ZTR (lets say right) Slow the right side only. Slow the right side, speed up the left. (What I have a habit of doing) Stop right side. Reverse right side. Speed up the left side only. (What I am trying to get in the habit of doing) Y turns only. Some combination of these. What ever I happen to do at the time. Other.