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Anyone one else have problems with this.

I have a few lawns that have a slight slope that I run up and down (becasue they are longer that way).

Anyway, going up hill my line is straight as an arrow.

As soon as I start going down hill it's very difficult to keep it straight. Seems like the hydro likes to be under a load in order to keep it straight.

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lawnandplow42 said:
i know what you mean, the seem to be real sensative going down a hill. I don't have an answer for it besides trying your best to keep steady.
As long as I slowly add forward presure to the control levers, I can keep it to a minamum. When it's maxed or when you try to hold a certain speed, it starts to get squirally.
 

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When you are going down a steep hill all your weight is going to your front tires where you dont need or want it. You must try and keep the majority of the weight on the rear tires which is what you are controlling that machine with.
 

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deereman said:
When you are going down a steep hill all your weight is going to your front tires where you dont need or want it. You must try and keep the majority of the weight on the rear tires which is what you are controlling that machine with.
First, as I said in the first thread, it happens on slight hills as well as stepp hills. Second, since it's happening on slight hills, I don't think weight distribution is the issue. The issue I believe has more to do with the lack of control one has over the hydro system. It's too jerky when there is a "no load" situation as in any surface that is even SLIGHTLY down hill.
 

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I find just literally inching down the hill will prevent the skidding and loss of control. If it takes you too long just go across and be extra careful turning around. Z's can be great on hills with practice practice practice. Go slow!
 

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waffletown20 said:
I find just literally inching down the hill will prevent the skidding and loss of control. If it takes you too long just go across and be extra careful turning around. Z's can be great on hills with practice practice practice. Go slow!
It appears that I either am not communicating well enough, or some of you guys just are not reading this thread.

I started this thread because I noticed that when ever I start down ANY KIND OF GRADE, slight OR otherwise, steering the machine is alot different than going up hill. What I mean is that even on a SLIGHT down hill, you have to be right on top of the sticks to keep it straight. It's NOT skidding!
 

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HighGrass said:
Anyone one else have problems with this.

I have a few lawns that have a slight slope that I run up and down (becasue they are longer that way).

Anyway, going up hill my line is straight as an arrow.

As soon as I start going down hill it's very difficult to keep it straight. Seems like the hydro likes to be under a load in order to keep it straight.

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HighGrass -

Are you trying to say it would be....

Kinda like if you had 3x's too much tongue weight on your truck, so the front end was too light, therefore wanting to float all over the road?? You can control it but you just have to work real hard at it? Or if you had 3-4" of play in your steering wheel?
 

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LwnmwrMan22 said:
HighGrass -

Are you trying to say it would be....

Kinda like if you had 3x's too much tongue weight on your truck, so the front end was too light, therefore wanting to float all over the road?? You can control it but you just have to work real hard at it? Or if you had 3-4" of play in your steering wheel?
:) Ahhhh...No.
 
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