anyone walk for no reason?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnwizards, May 29, 2008.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i guess this particular thread is aimed at those who run walkbehinds with sulkies. but do you walk when cutting when you can ride? i find myself walking alot just for the exercise. anyone else do this or am i just crazy? thanks.



    randy.
     
  2. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nope, I always use the sulky at my job. We have to get the property looking nice but in a short time so I always ride. But if you have time, than I guess walking is alright.
     
  3. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
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    Yes, Randy, You are crazy.............
     
  4. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i love brutal honesty. :laugh:
     
  5. Skiross

    Skiross LawnSite Member
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    I walk all the lawns I mow. Sometimes in top gear, sometimes slower. Keeps me young. Why pay for a gym membership when you can have a mower pull you around for 6 hours. Thought about a sulkie but...nah.
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
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    yea, you have lost your marbles.......too much gas & grass....
     
  7. HBLandscaping

    HBLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    I ride, one of my employees walks every job and a second employee of mine ride half and walks the others (depending on the job or his mood).
     
  8. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,921

    Same here. I had considered a sulkie too, but they leave a wheel mark in every stripe, and my high-end residential clients would not like that. They also make a mess of a yard if the ground is soft/wet.
     
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I used to walk the Toro for that reason, but also to build myself up, because I never know the day that Velke craps out and I have to walk it...
    What's the choice, run home to get the spare or finish the dang lawn walking it?
    Sorry, if the mower still runs and cuts good, I walk.

    But the most I can do walking is 5 maybe 6 lawns, I'm not much past 4th gear either man that thing will walk you dizzy and unconscious lol
    Not sure what it is, but I used to get off on working myself dizzy, then keeping myself there :p

    I remember mulch was another of those jobs I could do for hours in a dizzy stage.
    Has to be cool outside thou, and drink lots of water.
    String trimming to a point, leaves, too.

    It was crazy, like a free legal high thou...
    Not much for it anymore, too many unwanted side effects for me.
     
  10. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
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    I usually walk, unless it's a real big area. During dry spells I always walk because the ground is too rough riding. I find myself using the 21" in fences a lot just for the exercise. At 35 the pounds go on easier than they come off so I try to keep them off. Topsites I know what you mean about about working dizzy. I used to do a place where I would trim for 5 hrs. straight while 5 guys mowed, I loved it. I thought I would do it again this year to teach the young guys how it's done. I did it, but the following week I grabbed a mower and we split the trimming.
     

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