Towing with a zero turn?

bassadict69

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I have a cyclone rake lawn vacuum that I use during the winter for leaf cleanup...is it ok to tow with these mowers?
 

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Check your owner's manual. Usually, you don't tow much with a ZTR. You are going to blow the Hydros.
 

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I have a cyclone rake lawn vacuum that I use during the winter for leaf cleanup...is it ok to tow with these mowers?


It depends on what mower/ ZTR you're using. It will usually state the towing capacity in the owners manual.
 

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I have a cyclone rake lawn vacuum that I use during the winter for leaf cleanup...is it ok to tow with these mowers?

I agree with user Ric that you should check the owner's manual or ask your dealer. My guess is that if you get that Pro-Turn you are considering that you shouldn't have any problem pulling a cyclone rake with it.
 

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I agree with user Ric that you should check the owner's manual or ask your dealer. My guess is that if you get that Pro-Turn you are considering that you shouldn't have any problem pulling a cyclone rake with it.

It depends on what ztr you have. Exmark says not to tow anything others give ratings of how much. Others say if it's equipped with a hitch bracket check the weight ratings. The rule of thumb is if your running the Hydro gears transmission don't pull anything, if you pumps and wheel motors you could pull somethings. The problem with trying to pull with a ztr is the fact you have no steering to speak of and it can be real tricky trying to steer with the rear wheels. The only ZTR I know of set up to pull would be the Dixie Chopper, they claim you can pull up to 2000lbs with certain models.
 

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My john deere 930 says not to pull anything weighing more than the mower itself.
 

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My Dixie Chopper Classic 2760 has a 2000 lb tow rating, check with your manufacturer to be sure.
 

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My Ferris is600 has a hitch and claims it is safe to tow 200LB. I don't tow anything other than a fertilizer spreader behind it and occasionally will pull my splitter to the shed with it. I wouldn't launch my boat with it though. :laughing:
 
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