FastTrack Tearing up my yard

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by PowerHungry, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. PowerHungry

    PowerHungry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7


    I have a FastTrack 52/20 that I love. It seems, however, that when I mow and the ground is at all moist that it is very easy to leave a skid when I turn. If I don't turn sharp, it alleviates the problem, but that seems like a waste when these things are designed to do 180 degree turns. Suggestions?
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,770

    Check your tire pressure and set it according to your owners manual.
    Also make sure you are equally moving each wheel opposite of each other.
    If that does not help the situation, you will need to learn how to do 3 point turns.
    This is something that is notorious to all brands, "turf tear" can be eliminated if you operate the mower appropriately for the conditions you mow in.

  3. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    many of the "Tougher" types of grass will easily allow true 180 turns without marring the turf. OTOH, more delicate grass will not tolerate any type of 180 turning, no matter how good you are.

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