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Old 03-18-2006, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mike lane lawn care
the radio/hearing protectors are great. it does not defeat the purpose, the hearing protectors protect your ears from the really loud noises and certain frequencies that are harmfull to humans. the radio adds a sound that can be set at a level that won't harm your ears, but that is after all of the harmfull sound levels have been filtered out

I use these as well.
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Old 03-18-2006, 10:32 PM
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I and my employees use hearing protection on everything from a 21" mower and up.
Any handheld gas equipment, anything with a internal combustion engine and the protection is there.
Not only is this a required facet of my uniform policy, I will royally ream a new hole for any one not wearing the ear protection and eye protection I provide.
Additionally, I will not and will never allow non employees near equipment when it is running. Provided a customer wishes to speak with any member of my crews, they are for-warned to keep their distance and attract the attention of whomever it is they wish to speak to.
And yes, I have chastised customers as well.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:09 PM
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I use Peltors and I love em!!
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:59 AM
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I wear both ear plugs and ear covers when mowing.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:43 AM
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Here in Oklahoma, we scalp bermuda grass lawns this time of the year, it is a nasty, dirty job.

Earplugs have two purposes when scalping. Reducing the noise, and keeping your inner ear clean!
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:19 PM
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:27 AM
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I use the work tunes. I bought a satelite radio and it plays through my work tunes radio. Its small so I just stick it in my pocket and away I go. I listen to unsensored comedy while I work.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:08 PM
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I don't use them at the moment but I will be starting to sometime...Just not sure when.
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Old 03-21-2006, 02:58 PM
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We use them with any piece of equipment that cranks. If it has a motor, we have ear plugs.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pgoulding
I always wear shooting muffs and listen to my ipod with the buds under them. I dont really want to be deaf by the time im 20
what did you say? i could'nt hear you. a childhood of working in my family's factory, combined with shooting untold thousands of rounds from various guns, with a twist of multiple rock concerts has rendered me hearing-impared. but it's nice when the wife is complaining or the kids are fighting. seriously, by the time i realized what was happening, it was too late. i would recommend protection to anyone in the business. i can now shoot my .45 without plugs and it doesn't hurt which is REALLY wrong.
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