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Old 06-28-2014, 08:49 PM
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You guys are all lightweights. I run (mostly in the winter) so I have a nice GPS running watch. I've worn it a few times while mowing; our Thursday/Friday route is all in the same subdivision. On those days I get 10-15 miles.

Once a few years ago due to rain coming I had to mow 39 lawns (all walked with a 48" Turf Tracer) in one 12 1/2 hour day. Had one guy on the trimmer and blower. That day I was over 20 miles when the battery on the watch gave out.
The question is.... what kind of terrain are we talking on those properties? Granted a mile is a mile.... BUT a mile going up and down and across and around slopes, hills, ditches, whatever is a totally different mile than taking a stroll on a flat lawn.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:49 PM
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A sulky for a 21" mower, what do you weigh, 70lbs? haha
As I said, the transmission wore out fast. Personal pace mowers are not meant to pull 120lbs, especially uphill.

Oh, and this is me now . WALKING behind the replacement
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:53 PM
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That's borderline absurd.

I bet the 30 and above lawns were showing some ...well, operator fatigue?

I run all 48" turf tracers, walk only, but not to that extreme.

Maybe you should try 2 48's? then you could cut 60 a day! lol

Mow power to ya, bro.
Yeah, it was absurd. What pissed me off is we did them all in one day because the forecast for the next 3 days was nothing but rain, and of course it didn't rain.

I've grown a lot since then and now we're running 3 guys, 2 mowers. 2 days is a 52" Vantage and a 60" Turf Tracer; we barely use the 48" anymore. And now we can do 35 in a 8 or 9 hour day; it sure helps to not drive between lawns.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:55 PM
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The question is.... what kind of terrain are we talking on those properties? Granted a mile is a mile.... BUT a mile going up and down and across and around slopes, hills, ditches, whatever is a totally different mile than taking a stroll on a flat lawn.
Most yards pretty flat, some back yards with hills (some with bad hills). I'm sure that day I did all the hills side to side. The few days after that my legs felt like I had run a marathon.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:46 AM
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it sure helps to not drive between lawns.
so true.

All my lawns are within 2 miles of my home.

I don't cut 35 in a day,-but really, I don't have to.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:37 PM
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So who here has dealt with Plantar Fascitis...?...and runs mostly walk behinds...?

I have it in my right heel now developing and getting worse. I'm canceling my commercial that has a steep side slope. Not worth it to me.
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Old 07-02-2014, 07:20 AM
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I haven't dealt with it personally, but know several runners who have... Unfortunately the best thing for it is to keep walking at a minimal and do a lot of stretching. One guy ended up getting corticosteroid injections and it took care of it, but still.... I believe it took him about 6 months to get over it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:40 PM
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I haven't dealt with it personally, but know several runners who have... Unfortunately the best thing for it is to keep walking at a minimal and do a lot of stretching. One guy ended up getting corticosteroid injections and it took care of it, but still.... I believe it took him about 6 months to get over it.
Just 3 nights of site specific "earth grounding" has moved this in the opposite direction. Nature's natural antiinflammatory.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:44 PM
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Last Thursday I was using an mankar sprayer Ulf and I set up one of those trackers runners use for laps and stuff on my phone. 12 miles was the total starting at 7am and finishing at noon, i was really surprised. The site is big but I never thought I would have walked that far just spraying. ......
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:21 PM
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17 miles a day

when i worked at toms my truck only got 3 miles to the gallon and i lived 5 miles from work. i walked to and from work everyday and still had energy to spare. so thats 5 miles to work 5 miles home. and we did 23 yards a day with a 3 man crew. i felt like a soldier. i ate tons of sweets and still lost 60 pounds in 2 months.
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