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Leaving Marks In Grass!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AUWarEagle, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. AUWarEagle

    AUWarEagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Hello....I need some help from the experts...I'm fairly new to the bussines, started late last year...this will be my first full year. I'm leaving marks in the grass when I turn around with my Hustler Mini Z. I know what people say about doing a K turn...but it doesn't seem to make a difference how careful I am...when I turn around I'm leaving a chewed up spot on the lawn. I desparatley need some assistance with this...There has got to be something I'm doing wrong...PLEASE HELP!!!! As I said I try to be real careful....but doesn't help.....
  2. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    Is the ground real wet? What kind of tire are you running and air pressure. Maybe the grass just tears easily because it is thin? Throwing things out there.
  3. AUWarEagle

    AUWarEagle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Running stock tire...and airpressure is what ever it came from factory at. It doesn't matter type of grass....Bermuda, Zoyia, Centipede....doesn't make a difference....I know I'm doing something wrong...but can't seem to figure it out.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    keep the tires rolling dont spin on a tire
  5. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    like he said make sure the tires are constantly turning while your turning
  6. KGR landscapeing

    KGR landscapeing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    or if you cant master that old K turn then u you gotta learn the big old loop turn. cause with beltd walkbehinds that cant get there grips adjusted will know about this. just swing wide enough were you can keep both tires turning. K turns r simple thou after awhile. out to the left or right which ever way you want to go. then you roll back while turning. just keep light and even pressure no jerkin
  7. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,472

    Make sure the air preasure is the suggested rate in your manual. Do not stop the turning tire. Also remember the ground is really wet in the spring and requires you to really slow down on the turns.

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