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Three Point Turn!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howie's Lawn Care, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    This is a beginner's question, but I couldn't justify posting in "Just Starting in Business". I don't own a ZTR, but I messed around with my grandpa's 36" Dixon. It's a homeowners model and felt like crap. The handles didn't feel the same on both sides and it didn't respond very fast. It only has 39 hours on it and is a year old. I wasn't very good when it came to making turns at the end of a stripe. I managed, but know there is a better method. Obviously I'll choose what's most comfortable whenever I get a ZTR, but what exactly is the 3 Point Turn? Is it the most productive method and can someone explain it in detail? Thanks in advance.
  2. southlin

    southlin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    Your Three Point Turn Is When You Get To The End Of A Stripe And U Stop, Back To The Right, Then Take Off On Your Next Stripe. Instead Of Just Spinning Around. It Slow The Progress A Little.

    Not Real Fond Of Dixon Mowers But The Toro Does The Same. You May Be Sble To Adjust Your Linkages To True Up The Handles And Maybe Even Improve Sensibilty.

    Exmark Mowers Have Better Response. Remember You Get What You Pay For And They All Will Pay For Themselfs!
  3. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Have you ever driven a car? Same thing.
  4. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    What you're trying to prevent is spinning the Z on the axis of the inside tire of the turn. This tears turf and annoys customers :D A good hydro machine
    will be very smooth and easy to maneuver in such a way that you can prevent this with a little practice.
  5. AboveTheCut

    AboveTheCut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    start the inside wheel going backwards first, then the outside wheel forward. You'll get the hang of it.

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