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Aint no guessin where I make my zero turns!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Darin, Jun 9, 2000.

  1. Darin

    Darin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I have just got me a Toro Z Master and when I make my zero turns I am putting circular spots in the yard, I mean it is eating the grass up. Is there a trick to eliminating this. I'm sure it is probably the way I am operating it, but I don't know. If I don't learn how to operate it I'm going to have to call my lawn care buisness, "CROP CIRCLE LAWN CARE. :)
     
  2. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    The secret is.... I could tell you but then I'd have to.....
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Keep both wheels turning, you are brakeing your inside turning wheel!<br>
     
  4. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    one wheel forward, one wheel backward.
     
  5. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    I have a toro z-master and you can do all the forward backward you want they still scuff you will find the tires on the 200 seris better I talked to a dealer and he said that the tires on the 200 wear out faster but they don't scuff he said you will probably have to replace them every season. I guess you have to sacrifice<br>
     
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Take an hour and go to a city park or open area and run around for a while. It does take practice to be a good operator and like Kevin said above , you have to keep both wheels turning, if you dont you pivot and that digs lawn and eventually loses customers. Good Luck
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Darin

    Darin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Thank you!
     
  8. Jim B

    Jim B LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    There is actualy no such thing as &quot;Zero Turn&quot; without scuffing. I use sort of a &quot;T&quot; type turn. As I come to the end of a pass I curve slightly then curve oposite in reverse then proceed with the next pass.
     
  9. lawngator

    lawngator LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 78

    Darin, don't worry about making a true Zero-turn. Use the &quot;t&quot; turn like JIM B says and after you complete your stripes, make your borders passes to get the little spots where you turned. Good luck, Bill
     
  10. cutntrim

    cutntrim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    Save the zero-radius turns for industrial sites (keep both wheels turning), and use a three-point (&quot;T&quot; if you will) type on residentials.<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com
     

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