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Old 03-15-2009, 11:39 AM
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ROFLMAO, but we continue to "feed the fire" and step up to the debate anyway.
Well you know me .... I am not likely to back down when pressed.

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I've only worked with one LCO in my short, just shy of 30 year career in turf who went the extra mile to wash equipment. They towed the mowers with a spray rig that was only used part time. The sprayer left the shop full and came back nearly empty every day. A quick blast of the deck was all that really ever happened, and the target was more presentation than anything else, but the CUSTOMERS thought it was great that they made the extra effort.
I agree it is a serious PITA, but you know what they say ....

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:47 AM
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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.
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