ztr wow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by B LAWN CARE, Apr 20, 2001.


    B LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from nc
    Posts: 12

    I got my first ztr 2 days ago man how did I do with out it
    any tips I need to now

    Any will help
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    hills!!! Never turn down a hill unless you have a place to land because you will not stop, especially if its wet. Always turn up a hill, you can pretty much back down any hills, but when you turn down a hill, look out.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    forget the zero turn until u can do it with out
    tearing up the turf.i call myself pretty good w equipment
    but still cant zero without marking the turf .
    i feel it coming ,but not yet.
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Congratulations on your new ZTR. Now you know what all the hoopla is about! Here's my tip, if you can't ride your ZTR on the lawn, you don't want that lawn!
  5. MikeGA

    MikeGA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Can we give Bob a big AMEN?!?!?
  6. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 432

    Today was the first day out with my new Dixie.

    Last week I did my 6 largest properties, 5 acre lots and a smaller lot, with my 36 inch walk-behind and velke at the end of the day i was worn out. today was a different story i also shaved a good hour off the time. I just came in from setting it up with doubl blades.

    I got XW2503-60(painted) because they are 600 units behind in production on the XW2500-60(stainless)
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Beck, It won't cut any different, the decks are the same.

    Ya, never point it downhill and try to stop it..........it usually won't!
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Congrats on the new Chopper. :)

    Take care of it and it will take care of you too. In case you haven't read my tips on maintenance of a Chopper, you might want to read them on my website. Most find them useful. Good luck and enjoy your new toy.
  9. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Practice practice practice the zero turn. Nothing looks worse than skid marks on a otherwise sharp looking lawn. Worse than scalps in my opnion. I make my new guys drive the ztr on a pea gravel driveway to get used to it. When they can turn w/o spinning the wheels they can use it to mow.
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,937


    I would have e-mailed you this, but no mail button for you? Anyway, do you happen to surf (waves)? If you do, do you know a Murray Ross? He is related to me and we vacation at his place(s) in Nags Head. He makes custom long boards.


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