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Concerning Ztr's...

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Mowbizz, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    Is it possible to avoid those nasty wheel marks on softer, moist, weaker lawns?
    I have no problems on strong turf but on a moist lawn with thin grass there doesn't seem to be a way to avoid them...I am new to ZTR's (started this summer). I have an Exmark Lazer HP and I love the mower. The obvious ways to avoid them is to make wider turns...or make turns off the lawn like a walk...any "finesse" techniques out there for a ZTR newbie?
    By the way I'm in the Northeast (NH).
  2. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    its all about control, just the right balance of forward and reverse on your turns, so that wheels never stop moving
  3. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    Watching your rear wheels while mowing to see when you've started slipping the wheel? Most times I only see the "mark" after it's already happened. Again I'm talking about "slippery" situations, like wet, weak turf...
  4. Mowbizz

    Mowbizz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 970

    I have to apologize about starting this thread in BUSINESS MANAGEMENT...It should have been in COMMERCIAL...SORRY!!

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