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Need Advice about turfing with new ZTR

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lgross, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. lgross

    lgross LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    after loads of research, I bought a JD997 ZTR. It does a great job and very fast, but I have dug up the grass on sharp turns more than a few times. I have gone slow, fast and everything in between but I could use some help on the corners and turns. Any help would be appreciated
  2. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    You need to practice on a 3 point turn!

    And a 3 point turn is pretty much self explanatory!
  3. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    Don't pivot the front casters as you're backing up. It makes the back wheels more apt to spin. Loop them out to the side, then back up. Do this whether backing straight back, or 3 point turning.
  4. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Yeah, I think a three point turn should work.

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