Freakin wind............

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Carolina Cutter, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Carolina Cutter

    Carolina Cutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had 2 cleanups to do today. Got one done relatively easily. When I got to the next one the wind had started to gust to about 30 mph. And NOT in one direction. Everytime I tried to put the wind at my back it would blow a different way...............aghhhhhhhhhhh! I guess thats just Murphy's Law of leaf blowing.

    Sorry needed to vent.................... :realmad: :dizzy:
     
  2. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Whats worse is when the wind starts just when you finish and ready to leave and the customer has no fence and the neighbor didn't do their leaves.....
     
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I reschedule if that happens. Just not worth it to work against the wind.
     
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    yea, just think, if it's windy and rainy all fall, just reschedule till march :rolleyes:
     
  5. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    He said 30mph gusts Booby. Let me know when you attempt leaf clean ups in wind like that so I can come by and sit in my truck and watch, laughing my ass off the whole time! LOL!
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, but it's been either very windy or raining here for 2-3 weeks now. you have a choice, work in the wind and rain, but charge extra for it, or, call off work, don't get paid. what can you do?
     
  7. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    That's right Booby, you just keep reading the parts you want so you can keep arguing. But I'll repeat it for ya: "30 mph gusts".
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    i did it with 40-50 mph gusts
     
  9. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    When its very windy I try to do accounts where it won't matter like homes surrounded by trees it blocks the wind a lot and sometimes you can make a go of it. The worst for wind are my beach accounts and its 30-mile per hour winds there on calm days its just part of the job. If the wind is so bad you cannot beat it then packing up and leaving is an option I did that once time this season no choice.
     
  10. bettergrass

    bettergrass LawnSite Member
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    bg does know about blowing in gust like these...if yall have scene the acts of god post....

    so merlin why dont you pm bg and get some advice on how to do it in these conditions. i mean he did it in 50...your doing 30..thats soft to bobby
     

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