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Ever wonder how much you walk a day?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gcbailey, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    The question is.... what kind of terrain are we talking on those properties? Granted a mile is a mile.... BUT a mile going up and down and across and around slopes, hills, ditches, whatever is a totally different mile than taking a stroll on a flat lawn.
     
  2. mowman13

    mowman13 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    As I said, the transmission wore out fast. Personal pace mowers are not meant to pull 120lbs, especially uphill. :cry:

    Oh, and this is me now :walking: . WALKING behind the replacement ;)
     
  3. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    Yeah, it was absurd. What pissed me off is we did them all in one day because the forecast for the next 3 days was nothing but rain, and of course it didn't rain.

    I've grown a lot since then and now we're running 3 guys, 2 mowers. 2 days is a 52" Vantage and a 60" Turf Tracer; we barely use the 48" anymore. And now we can do 35 in a 8 or 9 hour day; it sure helps to not drive between lawns.
     
  4. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 351

    Most yards pretty flat, some back yards with hills (some with bad hills). I'm sure that day I did all the hills side to side. The few days after that my legs felt like I had run a marathon.
     
  5. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    so true.

    All my lawns are within 2 miles of my home.

    I don't cut 35 in a day,-but really, I don't have to.
     
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,354

    So who here has dealt with Plantar Fascitis...?...and runs mostly walk behinds...?

    I have it in my right heel now developing and getting worse. I'm canceling my commercial that has a steep side slope. Not worth it to me.
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  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    I haven't dealt with it personally, but know several runners who have... Unfortunately the best thing for it is to keep walking at a minimal and do a lot of stretching. One guy ended up getting corticosteroid injections and it took care of it, but still.... I believe it took him about 6 months to get over it.
     
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,354

    Just 3 nights of site specific "earth grounding" has moved this in the opposite direction. Nature's natural antiinflammatory.
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  9. Tanum

    Tanum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 169

    Last Thursday I was using an mankar sprayer Ulf and I set up one of those trackers runners use for laps and stuff on my phone. 12 miles was the total starting at 7am and finishing at noon, i was really surprised. The site is big but I never thought I would have walked that far just spraying. ......
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  10. carltonbell1991

    carltonbell1991 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    when i worked at toms my truck only got 3 miles to the gallon and i lived 5 miles from work. i walked to and from work everyday and still had energy to spare. so thats 5 miles to work 5 miles home. and we did 23 yards a day with a 3 man crew. i felt like a soldier. i ate tons of sweets and still lost 60 pounds in 2 months.
     

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