turning help

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by themowingguy, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. themowingguy

    themowingguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    been mowing for about 5-6 years.have only used a sabre
    lawn tractor 48''.have just recently purchased the new style snapper ztr 52'' like the mower very much but am having trouble turning especially in tight spots.do between 15 & 20 yards
    every week mostly country yards 2-3 1/2 acres .any help would be appreciated
  2. charlies

    charlies LawnSite Senior Member
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    Messages: 587

    the key to turning is to keep both wheels in motion. if the inside wheel is not turning, it's tearing.

    when you're first learning, it can be quite frustrating. you can resort to three point turns, but that kind of takes away from the whole point of having a ztr. just stick with it.
  3. roadhawg3

    roadhawg3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    yes, I just got my first ztr, and It does take a while getting use to it. Just take your time, dont try to run full speed at first. the first thing I mowed was my grape orchard, about 2 acres in size. about 150 plants, and probably 200 posts to mow around! What a job that was! very slow going! so now I feel like I can mow just about anything.

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