Guys doing malls and such?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Craftybigdog, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys what have you found to be the fastest and most efficient way to do those small island like you see at Lowes and mall parking lots. Im trying to figure out what to use so its quick. Maybe a bagger, what do you think?
     
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've always just mulched them.

    It's the quickest and safest way.
     
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah I guess I wasnt that clear. I was in reference to cutting them.
     
  4. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
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    21" push mower. If the islands are a little larger a 32"/36" w/b with a mulch plate over the side discharge opening. If you're able to use the w/b commercial mower just make sure you have a little ramp with you. It'll make your life so much easier.
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, you were clear, maybe I wasn't.
    I cut them with a mower equipped with a fully baffled mulch kit.

    No clippings spraying around...
    No clippings to haul away...
    No extra time involved, most of the time less.
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    anything larger than a 21" mower take along about a 4 or 5 foot long piece of 4x4 to jump the curb too
     
  7. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
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    Our 42" walker mulch decks fit on them pretty easy. If that dosent work for you then you might be stuck pushing them.
     
  8. lawn_pro

    lawn_pro LawnSite Senior Member
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    usually 21's, depends on the size...
     
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
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    same way I cut everything else. Put the largest machine I can on it and go.
    Curb hopping is an art.
    I have found that you can leave a 40" piece of 4x4 at the place inbetween the curb and the parking stopper. No one ever notices. In fact on new accounts that I do I have a hard time remembering where it was for the first couple of weeks and it is hardly noticeable even if you know it is there.
     
  10. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i use a piece of 2x4 it's not heavy at all and gives me the extra lift i need.
     

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