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View Poll Results: When you're mowing lawns in the summer do you wear shorts or pants?
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Old 04-07-2006, 04:55 PM
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long or short?

I wear both but which do you guys wear for mowing: shorts or pants?
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:33 PM
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i always where pants never shorts.
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Old 04-08-2006, 02:43 AM
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how do you stand the heat? the only way i can stand 90 degrees or so when mowing is to wear light colored shorts,and light shirt with the top 2 buttons undone.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:00 AM
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What heat?

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how do you stand the heat? the only way i can stand 90 degrees or so when mowing is to wear light colored shorts,and light shirt with the top 2 buttons undone.
He is from Mass. They only think they know what hot is up there. They can actually get in the shade and cool off in the summers up there.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:56 AM
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I wear pants year round. reason being I really dislike things that hit me in the legs while trimming. the heat is a small detail to me.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:57 AM
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I wear long pants only.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:19 PM
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I wear shorts year-round. In the winter I might have on two shirts, a sweatshirt, gloves and a hat, but still shorts.
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Old 04-09-2006, 09:48 AM
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I wear pants year round. reason being I really dislike things that hit me in the legs while trimming. the heat is a small detail to me.
not to mention having really hairy legs and having to brush grass out of it i honestly have to do that when i wear shorts and mow/trim. it's both annoying and humorous at the same time.
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Old 04-16-2006, 03:41 PM
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how do you stand the heat? the only way i can stand 90 degrees or so when mowing is to wear light colored shorts,and light shirt with the top 2 buttons undone.
heat doesnt bother me i normally keep workin try to get it done as fast and as nice as posible. i also hate when i trim and rocks fly up. alot do because i also edge with the weed whip.
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craftsman lt1000 tractor 14.5/42
ford tractor 18hp
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stihl powerbroom
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Old 04-16-2006, 06:54 PM
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Have always worn shorts but have been wearing pants all the time so far this year, keeps stuff out of my shoes, protects my legs, and it does look more professional as i don't have nice cargo shorts, i just have basketball shorts
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