How do I keep from making ruts in the grass with my walker?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by CleanCut5878, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. CleanCut5878

    CleanCut5878 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    It happens when i go to turn around? Any suggestion would be helpful. Anyone else have that problem before?
  2. bigkyle

    bigkyle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    yea but i only run into that problem when it is wet outside. If the problem occurs when it is wet you just need to make bigger turns.
  3. Southwest Lawns

    Southwest Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Slow your speed as you engage the wheel turning in the reverse direction (prior to making a turn)
  4. BTLS

    BTLS LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 109

    yeah, you have to keep the wheel rolling...if it stops completely while the mower turns around, you'll sheer/tear the turf sometimes. especially when the soils very wet.
  5. iamthelawnman

    iamthelawnman LawnSite Member
    Male, from inverness,FL
    Messages: 73

    you need to pull back one one handle and push forward on the other but must of all change directions.
  6. KstateCutter

    KstateCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    It also might help to lower your tire air pressure a couple psi. It will flatten the surface of the wheel that makes contact with the grass. Just make sure you lower the psi evenly.
  7. westwind

    westwind LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Try doing a three point turn when you come to the end of your stripe. Turn to the right halfway, back-up while turning into your next stripe then go forward. Always keep your wheels moving.
  8. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    Get a Hustler!:usflag:
  9. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    Thats the ticket
  10. JGroverCU

    JGroverCU LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

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