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Old 07-19-2010, 08:57 PM
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Ok how many of you cut in the rain?

I see a few labor guys out there cutting in the rain.

Do you guys cut in the rain? Why and Why not?

Share your story/reason.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:16 PM
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I try not to. For various reasons:

-Shotty quality of cut
-Messy
-Clumping
-Subjects equipment to elements
-Mower leaves noticeable "footprint" on soft ground
-Oh...and I dont like to be wet

I am lucky to have this flexibility. Other companies that are packed full to the brim have no choice. As always time is money. However for me rainy days are maintenance days.
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:25 PM
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We cut in mist or very light rain...and finish up in the pouring rain if need be.

But if it's been raining hard all night or all morning...no thanks.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:15 PM
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I try not to. For various reasons:

-Shotty quality of cut
-Messy
-Clumping
-Subjects equipment to elements
-Mower leaves noticeable "footprint" on soft ground
-Oh...and I dont like to be wet

I am lucky to have this flexibility. Other companies that are packed full to the brim have no choice. As always time is money. However for me rainy days are maintenance days.
Exactly!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:28 PM
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I don't mind cutting in light rain, but heavy rain - NO THX
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:32 PM
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depends on temp and ground conditions

ive worked on 95 degree days with pouring rain and ground was still hard
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:36 PM
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Oh and I forgot the most important detail!!!

The wet grass substantially increases health and safety risks!!! Slipping down hills, colds, pneumonia, even driving conditions between jobs. Everyone and there employees have friends and loved ones to go home to.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:43 PM
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Oh and I forgot the most important detail!!!

The wet grass substantially increases health and safety risks!!! Slipping down hills, colds, pneumonia, even driving conditions between jobs. Everyone and there employees have friends and loved ones to go home to.
I don't. My wife's leaving because she thinks it's OK to bring bar people home when I'm at work. But I feel great now!
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:49 AM
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-Mower leaves noticeable "footprint" on soft ground
This guy was on a ZTR, I saw the tracks, and said, "not to bright." One of the neighbor said the same guy was knocking on doors offering $20 cuts once a month and $15 for once a week. Mind you, the turf in my area is not large.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:51 AM
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I don't. My wife's leaving because she thinks it's OK to bring bar people home when I'm at work. But I feel great now!
If you were close, I would buy a few rounds of beers.
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