Fallen Asleep on ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AlbeLawn, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Well i was on my biggest job Thursday on my ZTR and found myself dosing off at the end of it. I am on the machine for almost 1.5 hours.

    Well at the end i would be cutting and would wake up. I would be like 10-20 feet off of my stripe. Well i kept on going and i did it almost 3 times before i was done. I guess i was that tired, but you would think the noise of the machine would of kept me up. I guess us in the biz just are so use to the noise of the engine that we can sleep to it.

    Just curious if this happens to others.

    Albenesius Lawn Service
  2. wissel_landscaping

    wissel_landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 262

    That happens to sometimes even with the work tunes and the sound of the mower i find myself falling asleep, i will stop lower the throttal and try to get a second wind then go back to cutting.
  3. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 380

    Falling asleep after an hour and half? I'm on one for 6 hours straight at one of our jobs.
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    i don't htink any of my accounts have a smooth enough lawn to allow me to fall asleep ;0
  5. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    Actually I've seen that if you're tired you're tired. It doesn't matter how loud something is you adapt to it and sleep.
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    It happened to me 2 years ago I was tired from operating my eXmark metro in combination with lack of sleep 2-3 nights before in a row. I finished my shift and route, got into my truck and just feel stalled and slow, and suddenly fell asleep like that..hard to get up once you are totally tired and exhausted. Since then, I make sure I get enough sleep before start cutting.
  7. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    i know a guy that fell asleep on one of them and almost wrecked bad!
  8. AlbeLawn

    AlbeLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    I have work tunes and i think you are right it will put you asleep really fast.
    Also this is only at the end of the day. When i do the job at 6 in the morning i can do it with out even blinking. It only happens at the end of the day.

  9. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    ask your doctor about sleep apnea
    I had it for years and never knew.......i would fall asleep at any giving moment.....ANYTIME!....,ANYPLACE!
  10. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    That is too funny as I do it all the time. Usually after 2pm. Sometimes around canals! I always do it on my own property! But for some reason I wake just prior to making a turn.

    As far as a sleep problem most of it is due to the heat. I always get about five hours sleep each night. Go to bed ad 11:30 up at 4:30 - 5 and then go to shop. I usually get off the mower and stretch and then get back on. Oh and I have WorkTunes but listen to talk radio during the week and music on weekends.

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