ZTR Turning Tips

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Randys Lawn Service, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Randys Lawn Service

    Randys Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    I'm a new ZTR owner (Scag Tiger Cub) and would like some hints on how to turn w/out damaging turf!! I figured there must be a certain way to turn that most of you have figured out already!!

    We got 1" of rain this morning!!!!
  2. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,619

    Do a Search for "three and turn" which you will find lots for the 3 point turn method.
  3. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    ...which is not the reason for owning a ZTR. Practice and learn the true zero turn, if not, sell your mower and get a craftsman. lol

    Always remember to keep your tires moving; When turning around, as your one tire is swinging around, make the other tire go backward, slowly at first to get used to it. Example: Zero turn to the left: As your right side tires are swinging around to the left, pull your stick back just enough to get the left side tire rolling backward. This will minimize turf damage, and keep your production up at the same time. This is what ZTR's are for, thus the Zero Turn name.

    Hope this helps.


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