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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  



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Posted September 28, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Am curious as to if I can reduce the turning radius of my 1054.  I know that one of Cub's selling points is it's tight turning radius, but mine turns so tight it leaves marks in the ground.  I have never had a tractor tear into the ground while turning.  Bottom line is it turns too sharp!  I even try feathering the wheel while turning.  Not good.  I am at the point now that I just stop, back up, and go my merry way.  Any ideas? 

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Posted September 28, 2013 - 08:34 PM

I think the simple solution is to learn your machine.  Its the same way with zero turn mowers.  You can tear the ground up if you aren't careful.  I participate in selling zero turns, and that's the first thing a new owner does.  You can tell where he went around his trees. 


You'll get the hang of it.  Don't cut it down, there might be (and will be) a time you will need that tight turn!


Ben W.

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Posted September 28, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Check the toe in toe out, sometimes if there is too much toe in the tires dig in more.

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Posted September 28, 2013 - 09:08 PM

You might do a quick check to make sure the steering geometry is correct.  That ensures both steer tires are working together instead of against each other.   Good Luck!!



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