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I just got my new ztr today and have a lot to learn with it. I had never really used on before I got this one. The first day I cut with it was a rainy day and turf was wet. I noticed my wheels were causing a little rutting. How long do you guys wait to mow after a rain? Or do you just use the push mower on wet days?
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If its to wet we dont mow. Other then that wider tires will distribute the weight better.
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Same as select we dont mow when its wet. Some tips wider tires or deflate yours a little. Very slow turns help too. Turn on pavement if possible but it will leave grass marks that are hard to get out
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do 3 point turns instead of zero turns it wont rip up the grass.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I dOnt understand how my links get broken. I havent messed with my site at all and last time I visited website they worked.
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My mower is notorious for ripping up turf if I make a single turn. What I do is turn slightly to the direction that I need to go, then backup some, and pull forward making the turn the rest of the way, I never once ripped up turf using this method.

I am going to try deflating my tires a little and see if it maybe makes a difference.
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How do you guys get away with not mowing when it's wet? If i did that i would never get anything done. I've been dealing with the clumbs and nastiness for far to long. How do you guys deal?
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How do you guys get away with not mowing when it's wet? If i did that i would never get anything done. I've been dealing with the clumbs and nastiness for far to long. How do you guys deal?
It rained lightly on Friday and I just decided to get the route done. I put two blades on each spindle and kept mowing.
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