STEERING TIPS

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Keep both wheels moving while turning. Practice on your own lawn. Also do a search on this forum for more tips.
 
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rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
vandora lawn can you explain more about 3 point turns.

thanks bob for the searches, im going to try them now.
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
Remember from getting your license making a 3 point turn. Here's how it works.

When you're ending a pass make a 90 degree right turn. Then Backup past the next pass. Then make a foward right turn and do the next pass. Make sense?
 
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rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
Thanks Vandora Lawn.
I have Dane Chariot. Spring and fall I have more trouble turning.
 

John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Walden,NY
If the turf is weak like in the spring and fall,at the end of my pass I do a 09 degree turn ,in place,i pull back on one bar and forward on the other the exact same amount,when im 90 degrees i move forward 5 ft-since i have a 60" cut,and do anothe 90 degree turn,the same way,and go easy until the castors are pointed in the right direction,then you can turn faster,if you dont wait for the castors to slowly turn in the right direction,and just try to turn fast the inside tire will tear as it turns backwards.I also use the double 90 method al year on some spots,it gives you much straighter stripes ,especially right after the turn around.The stripes are awesome when you do it that way,although it does take longer than just turning around in one motion.
 
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rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
THANKS JOHN
Cant wait till spring to try it.
Nice pictures.


[Edited by rdh on 01-01-2001 at 11:13 PM]
 

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