Belt drive Toro tearing up turf


LawnSite Member
Nashville, TN
I am just starting in the lawn care business. I have a Toro belt drive 40" with t-bar and velki. I have been tearing plugs in a couple of my lawns when making sharp turns to the next line. I usually drive it in 3rd gear (out of 5). Is it me, the mower, or just how belt drives work?

BTW the mower is brand new.


LawnSite Senior Member
Central Indiana
Your speed is fine! Try wider turns and keep the wheels moving! If this doesnt work, the do a search on "K" turns. There is a ton of great advice on this site and alot of these guys can explain this technique better than I!!!
Practice makes perfect!!!!


LawnSite Fanatic
Chattanooga, TN
I think it may be simply a matter of your getting use to the machine that you're working with ... once you get use to it the problem will most likely disappear.