How do I stop tearing the grass when I use a zero turn mower?
When doing a 180-degree turn on your Ferris mower, you will need to make sure both wheels continue to spin freely. The reason the turf is tearing is because one of the wheels is locked in place. Keeping one stick in forward and the other in reverse, slowing down into the turn and keeping 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 cannot 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.
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