Clothing for Trimming

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by hardatworknc, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. For all you guys out there that do the trimming in your company, what do you find is the best thing to wear? I am tired of taking rocks and mess to the arms without something there, I just worry that with the weather the way it is, wearing something long sleeve will kill me with the heat. Suggestions?
     
  2. chrisvinky

    chrisvinky LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wear shorts while I mow and put on a pair of chaps from W.E. Chaps to trim. It goes from right above the knee to over top of my shoes or boots. Made out of cordura I believe, so you can't really feel little rocks and such hitting you.
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    not sure why you are taking hits to the arms, thats the last places I ever get hit by anything while trimming. I take more rocks and crap to the face than my arms... My legs though, get beat to hell. I used to wear shorts al summer, and then had to deal with the constant itchy, bloody, bruised, itchy, burnt, shoes full of grass, ruined socks, spider bites, did i mention itchy? legs... I found out that I feel better more consitantly just weraring jeans.
     
  4. MowHouston

    MowHouston LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just wear shorts and a t shirt and holler really loud when I get dinged in the face :)
     
  5. coolluv

    coolluv LawnSite Gold Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 3,515

    I just picked up the lawn chaps at Gemplers.com. $35 plus shipping. They work great. I like to wear shorts in the summer and I got tired of the hits to the shins. I like them, easy on,takes about 30 seconds to put them on. I like these because they are open in the back. I just started using them and I'm glad I found them. I can't wear jeans in the summer, I get soaked to the skin and I can't take it. How some of you do it with jeans I'll never know.


    Dave...
     
  6. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I try to work my trimmer from L to R and it throws the grass away from me
     
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    you need to wear protective colthing, do you know what will happen if you do get hurt.

    good bye insurance....

    Dont be dumb
     
  8. SNAPPER MAN

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
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    I always wear dickies work pants and a long sleeve button up shirt (uniform). Wearing this and you are pretty much protected. Believe it or not wearing long sleeves is cooler than wearing shorts and a tshirt, you also wont be exposing your skin to the damaging UV rays. Most guys in my area wear long sleeves and long pants when working, it just makes sense.
     
  9. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I Always wear Dickies pants, and long sleeves. I wear eye protection and gloves when trimming as well.
     
  10. wannabemowing

    wannabemowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    I am a shorts and t-shirt guy, always have on a pair of sunglasses to protect the eyes, I guess I just suck up the pain of taking rocks to the legs, usualy after a few weeks of doing it I don't even notice the rocks and crap hitting my legs, the face is a different story though!!
     

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