Slow Steering 316k
Posted May 04, 2012 - 12:32 PM
One thing I have noticed is that this thing steers like a truck!!! Good thing we have open fields,because this thing has a "generous" turning radius! My normal yard cutter is a Deere LX173 - just a riding mower, but it turns a lot quicker and is easier to get around bushes and such. Where the 173 can arc around things, I find myself making 3 point turns on the 316. I think my 2320 even turns quicker than the 316 (but it has a spinner and power steering...) Is it just me, or was the steering on these models slow? Front tires don't seem to be pushing.....
I wouldn't think toe or camber would affect it much if the wheels aren't pushing, but are there any adjustments to quicken things up? Power steering or a quicker gear ratio in the steering would help(?) but are beyonda simple fix.....
Posted May 04, 2012 - 04:48 PM
Posted May 04, 2012 - 07:24 PM
I'll pm you. But I have the service manual (I was on here before stuff went away ) - seems like I saw the play adjustment procedure in there.
Worst case, I'll put a spinner on it and plan ahead for my turns!
Posted May 05, 2012 - 05:34 AM