Does anyone use dust masks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AAA Lawn Service, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. AAA Lawn Service

    AAA Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    Since I have some allergies I use dust masks, does anyone else? I hardly see any other professionals use them....that is a lot of dust to breath in if you mow every day!:blob4:
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I do during leaf season but that is about the only time


    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    I know I should. It's hard to breathe through those things in the heat. I can only imagine the tan lines.:rolleyes:
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    During leave season and during pollination(sp) time...
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    yes, absolutly. and anyone working for me, during dusty seasons, or dusty jobs, MUST wear one
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    i haven't worn one since installing insulation.
  7. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 1,497

    During leaves season, and also when dethatching
  8. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    I sure don't like to, but it is SO dusty here now that I have to. We've had less than 1/2" of rain since August. Of course, there isn't much grass to cut, but leaf cleanup was a real mess. My dealer recommended running the sprinklers before mowing.

    I'm converting to the heavy duty air filter, but until I get all the parts, I'm blowing out the stock air filter after every two hours of use.
  9. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,454

    I use a 3M respirator. It is more expensive, a little more bulky, and a lot more effective!
  10. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    I wear a mask during extremly dusty conditions during droughts and when it gets cooler out for the clean ups we wear em while using the leaf loader...
    Make sure to get a mask with an exhale valve makes it a bit cooler to wear...

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