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Using a ZTR

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigbone, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. bigbone

    bigbone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    I love my ZTR but I am having trouble tearing up the turf when I try to make a full pivot turn. I am putting one handle forward and on back like the manual says but I am still tearing up turf. Any suggestions?

  2. sweatyclippingcoveredguy

    sweatyclippingcoveredguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 183

    Ignore the manual. Make sure that both wheels are turning at the same time. The best way is to make a perimeter cut, then do the lines. When you come to the end of a line, turn towards the inside, so that clippings do not go towards the beds (or outside). Make the inside turn, then back up slightly while turning towards the next adjacent line. As long as both wheels are turning, you shouldn't put tire marks in the lawn. Though a ZTR can go 360 degrees without moving forward or backward and inch, it doesn't mean you should apply this to actual grass cutting.
  3. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 688

    K turn. you cannot make afull turn in one motion at the end of your pass. make a slight right or left turn and go past where your next line will be. then finish the turn by backing up into position.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    3pt turn. ........................

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