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    Septic tank?

    IS a 1025r to heavy to drive over a septic tank ? Implements included ,like fel & box scrapper.

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    My septic tanks and lines are 18" to 24" underground. I use a 4310 with two sets of weights to mow my grass.

    You will be ok. If it is soft, skip that area for a week.
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    I've driven over mine for years with no issues. The last two years is with my 2720, a bigger heavier tractor. I avoid the plastic tank lid which is exposed. My tank is fairly shallow. I know because the grass over it turns brown fast if we don't get any rain.

    That being said, I don't believe anybody can give you a definite answer on yours. Do you know how deep it is? What material it's made out of? Chances are you'll be ok, but I can't guarantee it. It's appropriate to use the saying "your mileage may vary."

    I've also never heard of a tank failure. Ever. Has anybody?
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    Mine is a concrete box about 10" deep, run the 2305 over it with no issues (so far)
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    Our ZTR mower is really close to the weight of our 2320, it's never been an issue.
    As someone else asked, what is the tank materiel, how old is it?
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    I have never had any issues driving over either the solid or liquid dosing tanks, nor the piping connecting the two tanks. I do pay "some" attention however to the drainage field. I haven't had any issues, but then again, when ground is drying in spring or after very heavy rains, I minimize going over the field to prevent unnecessary compaction. That's just me, as I tend to be overly cautious.

    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegriz View Post
    I have never had any issues driving over either the solid or liquid dosing tanks, nor the piping connecting the two tanks. I do pay "some" attention however to the drainage field. I haven't had any issues, but then again, when ground is drying in spring or after very heavy rains, I minimize going over the field to prevent unnecessary compaction. That's just me, as I tend to be overly cautious.

    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it though.

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    We do the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    We do the same.
    Same here not a problem
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    So far so good with a 2320, but now you have me asking myself if it is worth the risk. It is not. I can mow that with the 316. If it goes bad it will cost too much. Doesnt meet my acceptable risk criteria.

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    Septic Tank

    Quote Originally Posted by Broken driveshaft 2320 View Post
    So far so good with a 2320, but now you have me asking myself if it is worth the risk. It is not. I can mow that with the 316. If it goes bad it will cost too much. Doesnt meet my acceptable risk criteria.
    The critical issue is if the tank is a shallow (gravity tank) or deep tank (pump out system). Also the material, concrete or fiberglass. I wouldn't drive over a fibreglass tank unless it is buried quite deep.

    Regarding the field, a garden tractor would be best to cut grass, unless the field is very dry and can take the weight. The less compaction the better.

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