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I have a Toro z16-44 (model 74502) and when both paddles are

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I have a Toro z16-44 (model 74502) and when both paddles are pushed completely forward the mower drifts to the left. Wondering how to adjust the tracking/steering to make it go straight again.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 8 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. One oversight for this issue is un even tire pressure . Have you checked the tire pressure ? . If one tire is lower than the other get them at even tire pressure and see if that resolves it unevenly tracking

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Apologizes for the delay in responding. I checked the air pressure on all four tires and everything checks out. I can push the right paddle further forward then the left resulting in the mower drifting to the left. Appreciate any help you can provide.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 8 months ago.

Let me see if there is any adjustments , these are hydraulic so let me check

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi John,Any update regarding my question on adjusting the hydraulics on my Toro mower?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 8 months ago.

Hi I'm thinking it's the adjustment nuts down by the wheels , they have a rod running to the linkage levers , there is a great video pointing out how to fix this . This toro isn't the same model but they all have these adjustment nuts so yours should be adjusted the same way . Here is the video

https://youtu.be/5iJ9NAaQD7s

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 7 months ago.

Hi just checking to see if the adjustment nuts fixed the problem with the z turn