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Old 06-04-2014, 08:15 PM
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Rain during workday

How do you handle rain after starting work? We run 3-4 Crews daily. If it rains enough to stop mowing, how long do you wait before calling it a day?
Currently we wait 20 minutes, then, if it has not stopped, ask ourselves (with the help of phone radar app) if we think it will stop raining enough to allow continue. If the answer is no, we call it. Looking for a consistent procedure to use. What is your procedure or idea?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:32 PM
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Buy rain gear and prepare to work late.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:21 PM
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Light mist and some rain we work work. Only time we pack it in for the day is heavy down pours and thunderstorms
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:45 AM
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Buy rain gear and prepare to work late.
^this.

I mow in the rain.

Only stuff I won't mow is standing water
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:29 AM
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:44 AM
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I monitor mine all day never know around here when it will just pop up and pour down, the fronts either hit the mountain and die out or explode, got a big blob of red fixing to hit us now.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:14 AM
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Other than lightning, it depends..............
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I tell you what I don't miss. Atm its 730 am and its raining out side.

When I had employees right about now despite work starting at 9 am they would start calling and texting "are we working????"

Me "I don't know I haven't even opened my eyes yet"

Then they would demand I gave an answer and hang on till I consulted the radar.

But they would always have alternative motives if it was pay day they wanted to race in no matter what. But if it wasn't pay day they would invent any excuse to call it. "It's clear out" I would say and id get well its raining here heheheheh not according to the map id say why don't you come in at the normal time. This would be met by all sorts of groans but then id have to coordinate with my partner and the other employee. Some times one crew would go out and the other wouldn't because one guy would avoid the phone and pretend he thought he had the day off.

But what really pissed me off with rain days was the day you would think you could sleep in was always my worst nights sleep cause they wouldn't allow me to sleep in even if it was a thunder storm with half an inch of rain and hour they would make a point to wake me up. This was done to give the illusion they cared about the schedule and getting the work done but its funny how if it was a close call and could be worked they never called or texted with the same enthusiasm.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:39 AM
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Once, I was finishing a job in a heavy downpour. Lightning struck a huge pine tree about 10 feet away from me, showering me with bark and dirt from the ground. I no longer work in the rain / thunderstorms.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:56 AM
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Once, I was finishing a job in a heavy downpour. Lightning struck a huge pine tree about 10 feet away from me, showering me with bark and dirt from the ground. I no longer work in the rain / thunderstorms.
Rain is ok for me but if it is lightning I will sit and the truck and wait then continue after it passes had the same situation as you last year

95% of my properties hold up well on soil conditions in wet rainy weather without tearing the ground up.
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