Belt drive Toro tearing up turf

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Black-Rob, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Black-Rob

    Black-Rob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    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.
  2. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    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!!!!
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    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.

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