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    Elite Member Chilly807's Avatar
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    Default Re: Does the JD 3320 weigh too much to mow over septic tank and lines

    Not something I'd want to take a chance on personally, septic systems are too expensive to begin with without damaging one if you can avoid it at all. We use a Craftsman ride-on mower for our entire lawn, although I have driven the L3400 over the area where the line runs from the tank to the leach field when the ground is frozen without worrying about it.


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    NE Illinois

    Default Re: Does the JD 3320 weigh too much to mow over septic tank and lines

    I've driven my JD 3320 over my septic field since I bought it. We had put patio blocks over the drop box lids to prevent a horse hoof from dropping through if accidentally walked over it (we avoid that), so I avoid driving a wheel over the blocks/drop box lids. Been doing it since 2006 with no issues.

    I won't speak to driving over the septic tank. I can understand the bigger risks with that. My advice would be to have a local septic system installer come look at your system and give their recommendations.
    JD 3320; 300CX FEL; Pat's Easy Change; JD 60" 7-Iron MMM; Frontier MS1105G ground-driven manure spreader; Worksaver UB-745 7' rear blade, Land Pride broadcast spreader, Flexpoint hitch receiver, Titan ( 42" pallet forks w/ spears ... and a little JD 125 for the dear wife

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    Plymouth, mn
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    Plastic or concrete tanks? I know from personal experience that my 7000 lb truck will collapse a plastic tank cover when I drove over it. I'd be less worried about a concrete tank.

    For the drain field, compaction is bad. Will your destroy it with one pass--probably not. Is it good for it to drive over it regularly with a heavy tractor, no.

    The official answer is stay off your septic with heavy equipment. The question is what is "heavy" . In any case stay off it as much as you can.

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