When doing a 180 degree turn on your Ferris mower, you will need to make sure both wheels continue to spin free. The reason the turf is tearing is because one of the wheels is locked in place. One stick in forward and the other in reverse (slow down into the turn and keep the speed low) will achieve a tight turn without tearing the grass. Not every condition will allow you to accomplish this without tearing the grass. If you find that you can not avoid tearing the grass while making a zero-turn, then we suggest that you do a 3 point turn. This takes only a second longer to accomplish and will keep the lawn in better shape.