Patmobile Posted April 30, 2005 Share Posted April 30, 2005 Can anyone advise me on how to cure the appalling understeer I experience when cornering my sit-on tractor lawnmower?I can't make any adjustments to suspension settings, since there is no suspension. Recommended tyre pressure is already very low and efforts to cure the problem by running almost flat tyres have been unsuccessful.I considered subtle alterations to the steering geometry and found that by bashing the track rods with a club hammer I could shorten or lengthen them with ease. Unfortunately it didn't cure the problem and I have reverted to factory settings (straight-ish track rods).Weight distribution could be a factor, but I can't move the seat any further forward and anyway if I sit on the bonnet, I lose traction at the rear (wheels, that is).The mower is a "Rally" purchased at Mr. Bricolage. With such a sporty name you'ld think they would have got the handling sorted. Frankly, I wouldn't dream of entering a rally on this machine - the steering is just too unpredictable, and a high speed crash on a forestry special stage or, worse, an alpine hairpin, are just too dangerous to risk.Even if I was prepared to put myself at risk, I really couldn't ask my co-driver/navigator to join me in doing so.Has anyone got any thoughts on this?Patrick Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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