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Old 08-04-2011, 04:59 PM
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It Was Too Hot Today

Mowed until about 1pm when I started to get overheated.

Needed to come home for my toolbox anyhow and decided I'd to my last three lawns in the evening.

I'm not usually one to wuss out but when I've got to take a break in the middle of a 6,000 sq ft property because its too hot, well, its too hot.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:09 PM
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I'd rather be safe and take a break than be out for a few days or weeks due to being in the Hospital with heat exhaustion
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:28 PM
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116 today in SC. I stopped work at noon. At 4:30 a crew was mowing the lawn across the street from me. You could not pay me enough money to mow in this kind of heat.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:35 PM
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Glad to know that everyone isn't all gung-ho rambo about mowing in this heat. I'll wait for it to cool off a bit and hit them as the sun goes down.

I've had two bouts with heat exhaustion about 3-4 years ago, but I never brought enough water or took measures to keep myself cool like I do now. I can definitely last longer in the heat but MAN, this is brutal.

Stay safe out there fellas.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:52 PM
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It's funny how guys say that all the lowballers will drop like flies when the heat kicks in. Now all of them are saying to not go out in it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:00 PM
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Worst heat in 31 years here in North Central Oklahoma. We are starting early on our commercials and by 7am we are doing residentials. The heat is kicking my BUTT. However we shut down by 1-130pm. Could be worse. Don't know how but could be. BE SAFE!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:04 PM
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Seems as though the climates are changing. Winters get colder, and summers get hotter. Is it just me?
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:17 PM
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I schedule all the hard ones for the mornings. The ones that require most of the trimming and edging. I'm usually through with them by 1pm and then start the bigger lawns theat require very little hand work and mostly mowing. I start to recoup my energy later in the afternoon after riding the mower for an hour or two and spend 10 minutes doing hand work.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:19 PM
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Ha I'm in Houston too and we've been working 10 hour days all week. Heat doesn't bother us at all.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:20 PM
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I schedule all the hard ones for the mornings. The ones that require most of the trimming and edging. I'm usually through with them by 1pm and then start the bigger lawns theat require very little hand work and mostly mowing. I start to recoup my energy later in the afternoon after riding the mower for an hour or two and spend 10 minutes doing hand work.
That's what I do on Fridays. We do my 2 biggest accounts in the AM and are done by 1-130. It is still hot by that point, but not brutal. If we started them at say 10 or 11, we would be dead.
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