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My 97 4WD is difficult to steer unless its moving. Makes it a chore to turn around while snow plowing in tight space. I have to grab the handle bar and pull with my weight to make it move. It's a workout.

I've got a couple of ideas but would like to hear any other opinions.

Looking in the manual I see it has steering shaft bushings that require grease. Could this be the culprit?

The back tires are 25x12x10 and the fronts are 22x8x10 running 25 psi air. Maybe the forward rake and plow combined are too much weight?

TIA, David
 

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Weight on the front will make a big difference ,also 4wd makes it harder to steer. 25psi is way to much air and will damage your tires and also make them bigger from stretching.
 

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25psi is way to much air and will damage your tires and also make them bigger from stretching.
I looked at the max pressure on the tires and looked at the manual. I misread kPa for PSI. Gotta remedy this. Thanks
 

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Also try jacking up the front end so both wheels are off the ground. See if it steers easily or if you feel any binding or noticeable resistance.
 
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