Motion Sickness on Z

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clallen03, May 14, 2007.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    For some reason when Im mowing rough lots and Im on the Z for a while I start to get motion sickness. I have to stop for a couple minutes and get myself together. It also happens when Im on small lots when I have to keep moving back and forward and turning around too often.

    I was just wondering if this happens to anyone else? If so, what can I do to stop it?

  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I get it when I'm mowing a really dark place at night. Something about the combination of dust on my glasses and the mowers lights gives me a strange feeling.
  3. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Stop turning so fast and slow down when going straight..
  4. statman

    statman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    Same thing mowing after dark. Especially when going around alot of trees.
  5. Toad

    Toad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    Wow ! I thought It was just me. I get the same way also. Not sure what to tell you other than get off and recuperate. I get so bad sometimes I feel like im gona upchuck. I do find the best thing to do is drink lots of water, try not to get to dehydrated. All that spinning around on rough gruond seems todo it.
    Ill tell you today I was running my new machine that has a suspension seat, and rides better than the other, and had no troubles, as soon as I got on the other z and started over some rough bumps I began to feel woozy . It was the first time in a while. I had a thought once that all the fumes coming from the exaust might add to the problem also. I suffer from motion sickness to begin with though, cant ride on the merrygoround.
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    Put your diet and fluid intake in check...

    Take a hard look in the mirror on that and be honest with yourself.
    If it needs fixing, fix it.

    If not, do you wear glasses?... (been to the eye doctor lately?)

    If not, go see an ear nose and throat specialist.

    I put my money on that.
    My guess is something effecting your ears or eyes.
    If you have something going on there, you can be pretty affected.

    I get motion sickness in cars/suv's if I'm not, or not able to look forward and see where I'm going. I mow a lot of big rough stuff and have never even remotely had a hint of motion sickness on ZTR's.

    Matter of fact, with the above in mind.... do you spend a ton of time really alertly focused on the side of your deck? That could for sure do it if you are not using peripheral vision for that.
  7. Liquidfast

    Liquidfast LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 739

    Crop circles catching up to you?
  8. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,646

    I get that way when it is really hot, between 95-100. up and down on the suspension seat, turning around alot, feels kinda woozy. I suffer through it and try to remind myself how much I try to make per hour.
  9. JoshC

    JoshC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Are you sure your drinking enough fluids? About the only time I might get feeling a little weird is when I haven't been drinking enough. Or maybe your a crazy driver. I've never really had a problem on a Z but I can't sit in the backseat of a vehicle because I'll get motionsick.
  10. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I dont think it has anything to do my fluid intake, I drink gatorade all day long. It could be my diet because I eat everything thats not tied down.

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