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dmcdade
06-11-2009, 08:53 PM
Yesterday I had a high grass mow scheduled at noon. Shortly before, my helper Juan was called by the police telling him his wife was in jail! Ouch. So I dropped him off and went to do this cut that I schedule for 3 hours for two men by myself. It ended up taking me 4.5 to 5 hours but all is well. What was supposed to be a 8 hour day turned into 13 though so I was pretty tired and still am..lol

Here's some pic's at the bottom of this web page.

Grass Max Hieght: 6-7 ft.
Grass Min Hieght 2.5 - 3 ft.

http://timberlaneyards.com/highgrass.aspx

mikewhit1010
06-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Go to pictures forum and check out "Some High Grass" that is my forum. It tells me stories.

gatormowing
06-12-2009, 09:07 AM
Just curious, but what did you charge for that job? You bag and haul the clippings?

STRINGALATION
06-12-2009, 11:19 AM
here is on i did for my mother in-law



http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd159/STRINGALATION/pic052208_1.jpg

B.K.'S Lawn Service
06-22-2009, 09:45 PM
On your website it said that you charge $60.00 per hour to cut tall grass. Now if you had two guys there with you is it $60.00 per hour per man or $60.00 per hour total. If it is $60.00 per hour total i dont think it would be worth putting the stress and wear and tear on the equiptment.:dizzy:

alltoroformetwo
06-24-2009, 08:14 PM
here is on i did for my mother in-law



http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd159/STRINGALATION/pic052208_1.jpg

I wouldnt mow that for any amount of money.

dtelawn
06-24-2009, 10:50 PM
Sorry I don't have any pics but that grass doesn't seem like too big of a deal.
I can not count how many times I have cut stuff like that. My 52" Exmark with mulch kit handles tall grass with no problem. I make about three passes, each at a lower level. If you do this, the equip does not take a beating. Just price the extra time in the job.

SoGro
06-25-2009, 11:04 PM
It seems strange that you would go looking for those type of cuts. Lot of wear and tear on those mowers. Do you start a regular service once you have mowed it down or are you just mowing a few times a year. I could make just as much money by cutting more better quality yards and save my equipment

cgaengineer
06-25-2009, 11:36 PM
I learned my lesson cutting lawns like that. I ruined the bearings in my spindles in less then 100 hours.
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