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grassman177
09-21-2009, 11:48 PM
here are some action pics of us on a large residential property my crew maintains. some of these are going to the website, others in the action pics area. some not at all. i think they are bit funny as they are candid! enjoy

a plus bob
09-22-2009, 07:10 PM
Long sleeves, gloves , safety glasses , somebody plays by the rules :laugh:
I really like the gilligan hat :)

grassman177
09-22-2009, 07:43 PM
i never liked them, but it keeps my ears from burning. thanks!!!! oh yeas, we play by the rules. all our guys are registered techs by kansas , of course the crew leaders and myself included are certified!

a plus bob
09-22-2009, 08:38 PM
i never liked them, but it keeps my ears from burning. thanks!!!! oh yeas, we play by the rules. all our guys are registered techs by kansas , of course the crew leaders and myself included are certified!

I got caught a few weeks back for no gloves .Just got a smack on the hand though

grassman177
09-22-2009, 10:04 PM
i tore a hole in one half way through a day last year and finished without, and got busted too. same thing, irritating though as i turn in idiots without licenses and seems like nothing happens to the guys. anyways

foreplease
09-22-2009, 10:41 PM
Are those artificial palm trees?

grassman177
09-22-2009, 11:55 PM
they are copper and the coconuts are lights for at night around the pool. this place is more expansive than the photos and it is like a resort. very cool.

ted putnam
09-23-2009, 12:40 AM
Soooo....You're the guy that looks like one of the members of the the rap group Cypress Hill...:laugh::laugh:

foreplease
09-23-2009, 05:47 AM
they are copper and the coconuts are lights for at night around the pool. this place is more expansive than the photos and it is like a resort. very cool.
That is very cool once you get over the initial shock of it. It is a nice looking property with the hills and trees. It must be good size to unload two ride-ons. Did you spray two directions or are the left to right wheel marks in the photo from mowing?

superintendent
09-23-2009, 09:56 AM
How do you like the foamers on your Z

grassman177
09-23-2009, 09:26 PM
yes, we mow and follow the stripes so to speak, so they are mower stripes.

i like the foamer, i just had to take it apart for the first time after a full season of use and rinse with hot water as the soap clogs it over time. it was a real pain to get back together but i got it, i bet ti will go faster next time@!

shock!!! about the palm trees??? yeah i can see that, but it really is cool.
the place is not all that big, but i run all day with another tech operating a ride on and we get like 1million sqft a day that way easy. it just really kicks butt through lawn spraying!

matt10486
09-23-2009, 11:45 PM
all i have to say is " LOOK at me kill dem weeds!!!!!!" i laughed at that for a good 5 minutes. ahhh its been a long day!

grassman177
09-24-2009, 07:00 PM
thanks, i was trying to be a bit humorous and spark some discussions about spraying etc

americanlawn
09-24-2009, 08:36 PM
1) Looks like you're wearing standard issue Federal penitentiary clothing. :laugh:

2) In pics #2 & 3 -- looks like you're sitting down. Is there a chair back there? :laugh:

3) Pics 3 & 4 -- looks like you're not spraying.....just sittin' pretty for the camera. :waving:

4) Pic #5 - Both units are parked, and it looks like one couldn't make it up the hill. :laugh:

Honestly bud - you have really nice equipment, and the property shown in the pics is a 'showcase'. (Of course our T's could have knocked out that property in half the time). :laugh::waving: Larry

thanks, i was trying to be a bit humorous and spark some discussions about spraying etc

grassman177
09-24-2009, 11:36 PM
funny guy, real funny. actually no posing except the one where the guy behind me is using the hand hose to spray inside the fence area, too small for anything but a push mower(should not even be turf imo). so, yeah spraying in all the other pics though even if iti s hard to tell. thanks for the compliments. maybe i wil get better pics after some mowing so show you all. prety cool place. He owns an excavating company that also does house building(development) and concrete. i think he makes out pretty well as we have a total care contract for this place. i have known him a very long time.

grassman177
09-24-2009, 11:50 PM
as an additional comment to larry

the inmate joke and our uniforms rings a story out of my head. if you remmeber our shop is next to a prison. the inmates there where orange(like our uniforms). we got asked this spring to bid on taking care of the grounds there but we COULD NOT WEAR OUR UNOFRMS due to the resemblance to the inmates... ahhahahah, we politely turnedt hem down as what are we suppoesed to do, mow naked!? ok then. they never got anyone afterall and still have guards mow the grounds with a kubota ztr. pretty big place for one guy, and not to mention he is the worst mower i have ever seen. wow. anyways thought i would share that one as i find it funny!

americanlawn
09-25-2009, 07:22 PM
That was killer! We treat lawns in Mitchellville where the women's state prison is. They too wear orange uniforms. We see them picking up trash along I-80 or I-35, but none of them are decent-looking.

Funny one here -- We bid every two years on a horse race track & casino. It's over $50,000 per year (no mowing). But last year they required all bidders to have "management" (my most experienced guys) present while applications are being made. I didn't submit a bid cuz my best two guys are "banned for life" at the casino. (for being drunk & disorderly) :laugh: Oh well, it's no skin off my back cuz they always take the lowest bid.

The account featured in your pics is a nice one - sounds like he trusts you. It sure pays to take really good care of those folks. Nice job. :usflag:

grassman177
09-26-2009, 09:14 AM
thanks larry, wow, banned from the casino. funny. we see the ladies next door sometimes in the yard, but rarely any decent lookers either. they do hollar at us sometimes but we were told by the warden to not respond back. man, i do have to say $50k is a big job. to bad you cant land that still.

grassman177
09-26-2009, 09:20 AM
another comment, the house in the first pics is his mother in law's. he built them this house right next door(they share the same driveway). his is way bigger and has the pool, a small man made river going to the forest to a pond an dsitting area, and so much more.

americanlawn
09-26-2009, 07:43 PM
Cool. 'Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino' (Altoona, IA) always goes for the cheapest (not smartest) bid. I go there just once a year to play , cuz I always come out a loser when I wager.

They have changed lawn care companies on a regular basis (usually every two years). We're talking fert, weed, Roundup on two horse tracks, etc, tree sprays, grub, etc. Over $50,000 (and they do their own mowing). Large accounts like this are "business killers" cuz once you gear up for the account one year, you could easilly lose it the next. (mowing companies know this all too well)

Note: Prairie Meadows not only goes with the cheapest bid, but last time I was there, a buddy of mine joined us at the casino right after he got done mowing all day. He was tired & his eyes were red cuz of mowing dusty lawns all day. Guess what.......Prairie Meadows refused to sell him a cold beer, even though he had no alcohol or drugs in his system. Now I hate that place.

puppypaws
09-26-2009, 07:56 PM
i never liked them, but it keeps my ears from burning. thanks!!!! oh yeas, we play by the rules. all our guys are registered techs by kansas , of course the crew leaders and myself included are certified!

Am I missing something, what are they doing to protect the rather important parts of the body, called lungs?

phasthound
09-26-2009, 07:58 PM
[QUOTE=americanlawn;3203735]Cool. 'Prairie Meadows Race Track & Casino' (Altoona, IA) always goes for the cheapest (not smartest) bid. I go there just once a year to play , cuz I always come out a loser when I wager.

They have changed lawn care companies on a regular basis (usually every two years). We're talking fert, weed, Roundup on two horse tracks, etc, tree sprays, grub, etc. QUOTE]

Many years ago the company I was with bid on the grounds maintenance for the Meadow Lands complex in NJ. You know; Giant Stadium, basketball arena & Meadow Lands Race Track. After winning the bid, we found out that the race track area (biggest part of the complex did not allow any pesticides or fertilizers). Since we couldn't treat this area that was included in the bid, we made a killing for 2 years. Then lost the contract because we were nonunion.

grassman177
09-26-2009, 09:28 PM
Am I missing something, what are they doing to protect the rather important parts of the body, called lungs?

seriously, there are not respirator requirements or mentions on any pesticide we use. and i will never use one that does. using these ride ons further reduces the contact with these chemicals vs hose and gun spraying. if i wore a respirator on any lawn i treat i would scare off my customers first of all, and if i had to due to the nature of the chem, well i just would not be doing it so i would never need one anyhow!!!

puppypaws
09-26-2009, 09:47 PM
seriously, there are not respirator requirements or mentions on any pesticide we use. and i will never use one that does. using these ride ons further reduces the contact with these chemicals vs hose and gun spraying. if i wore a respirator on any lawn i treat i would scare off my customers first of all, and if i had to due to the nature of the chem, well i just would not be doing it so i would never need one anyhow!!!

That is interesting, what chemicals do you use that requires protective clothing with gloves and no respirator, you never use insecticides?

grassman177
09-27-2009, 01:10 AM
um, yeah, but according to Talstar P label u only have to wear one while handling this concentrate while indoors. other than that it is not required and it eve says once dilluted only a shirt shoes gloves and glasses are required, not even long sleeve.

i believe i read the label correctly. not to say some dont require it, but i dont want any that do personally.

LIBERTYLANDSCAPING
09-27-2009, 10:51 PM
Am I missing something, what are they doing to protect the rather important parts of the body, called lungs?

Breathing those chems is probably safer than breathing the air in New Jersey:laugh:

greendoctor
09-27-2009, 10:56 PM
If I saw someone in a residential area wearing a respirator and applying to a lawn, I would want to know what the hell they were applying or more correctly have the DOA ask what they were applying. In my early years in the business, I used to apply either Turcam or Diazinon to lawns. Not wearing a respirator when handling those product might well kill you. I know what is allowed for use on residential lawns, none of those products require a respirator for application outdoors.

grassman177
09-28-2009, 12:07 AM
well said. green doctor!!!!

greendoctor
09-28-2009, 01:17 AM
I get very irritated when ignorant people start fussing and flapping about respirators. That shows me they have not read and understood the product label. Even if they see mention of a respirator on an MSDS sheet, that applies to handling of bulk raw material in the context of manufacturing and packaging of a product. There is a box on every sheet that orders end users of a pesticide to refer to the EPA approved product labeling. I once got into this with a "safety inspector" on federal property. He was in a tizzy because I did not use a respirator when applying Garlon and RoundUp to brush. I almost made him eat a copy of the product labeling. There was no mention anywhere on the label about respirators. The risk of inhalation would be very low. If you understood the product, it would be unwise to create fine mists or in bureaucrat speak "respirable particles" due to the damage that would cause to non target vegetation downwind of the application site. :hammerhead:

grassman177
01-11-2010, 05:42 AM
i could not agree more than you really need to pay attention to what the product can do and is made to do. how the chemical works mode of action is very important to how you apply. i see many guys that mess this up and i just shake my head at them