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move it or cut around it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mike lane lawn care, May 27, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    when you do a yard with larger objects in it do you move them or cut around them? what i mean is that on one property i do, there is one of those plastic play house's with slide and what not, very light. I use the front bumper on the tractor and push it out of the way, it cause's no damage and keeps the grass from dying in that spot, i also do this with other objects that i can push without causing damage to the object or tractor. but for other objects like hammoks, grills, chairs, and empty 4x6 trailers, do you ,move them or cut around them?
  2. All_Clear

    All_Clear LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 443

    Cut around them :hammerhead: Want that spot cut, move your crap and i'll do it next time i come. :usflag:
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    If they want the grass cut in those areas, they have to have the lawn cleared off and free of objects on their specific cutting day, otherwise we cut around the stuff. We cut the grass, we're not a moving company.
  4. kirk brown

    kirk brown LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 164

    i cut around them.
    i`m not there to lift picnic tables and bbq`s
  5. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    Cut around them. If you move them and then something happens and someone gets hurt, you can be held accountable, take a trampoline or a hammock for instance. Just my opinion and something to think about.
  6. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 939

    Absolutly, I hate it when they act like its my fault when I don't move it.
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I have one customer who I told last year that in order for me to keep my prices low, time is of the essence. In other words, if I spend my time moving your stuff, it will end up costing you more. So, she was good for about the first two cuttings after that. So, I just went up on the price of the lawn to more than make up for the difference.

    As far as being liable for a trampaline or a hammock:confused: I really don't worry about being sued for touching them. :hammerhead:
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    wow weve been breaking our backs moving trampolines and picnic tables for years im not doing that anymore
  9. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Mow around...
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,884

    I moved a trampolene a couple of weeks ago--never again. Old woman lived there and came out and asked me to move it. I figured a lowballer would move it if I didn't haha

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