Originally Posted by Kiril
I agree it is a serious PITA, but you know what they say ....
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Actually, after the initial expense of having the sprayer available (not a problem for many small outfits, but if your running six crews.......), it didn't really cost them any time. A small amount of effort on the crews part, but that was all. Three man crew. First guy done gets the hose out. When the second guy got to the truck, the first guy washed his deck as he went up the ramp. Second guy grabs the first guys mower and the process is repeated. One of the two finished grabs a trimmer (or possibly on a large property, third guy IS the trimmer). Somebody has to blow clean, and somebody moves the truck and washes down any mess the cleaning made. A good crew will learn to time this to the point it doesn't cost more than 5 minutes total for one guy. What you really lose is a few minutes of stand around time or the crew leaders smoke break.