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Old 04-10-2013, 08:49 PM
thedreamingtreelawnscapes thedreamingtreelawnscapes is offline
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No access to the yard!?

I went to give an estimate today for mowing. When I arrived there is no access to the yard. The front yard is elevated approximately 3ft vertically and is surrounded by a retaining wall. The only way to get a mower in and out would be through a yard two doors down. The homeowner said she can get the 2 neighbors to sign a paper saying I have permission to access her yard through theirs. I want to make sure I protect myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:52 PM
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Where do they park their car?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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Where do they park their car?
The driveway. But the driveway is below the yard and surrounded by steps and a wall.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:07 PM
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Have any scrap wood laying around, make a ramp and leave it on the property somewhere.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:12 PM
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It seems a little high to try and ramp a 48" walk behind. Have you done it before?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:17 PM
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Think I would just keep looking.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:33 PM
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Think I would just keep looking.
Me too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:34 PM
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What's the sq. ft/size? 21" it and charge her double if it's do-able
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:59 PM
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I don't know but I won't take no mower through nobody else's yard.
Nope, not gone happen.
No way, no, no, no, no, no, and no, and no, and no.
And No, I said no.

I do like the ramp idea, I think that would be doable.
I'd think all you'd need is a couple of those thick 8 or 10 foot boards.
Even if you have to buy them it shouldn't run much over $30, probably not even that.
This I would be willing to try, even if I lost that money trying.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:09 PM
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I didn't see a pic? I have used a set of portable aluminum ramps to go up retaining walls before. Even had a neighbor say " nobody has ever had a walk behind up there before". I can get a toro 32" mower up several steps that way. Doing broker work over the years has put me in some odd predicaments. Had one gig I had to carry a mower up 10 steps on a fancy stone retaining wall. Genius that built it even irrigated the grass area (with no mower acces).
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