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Mowing in the dark

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grayghost_32, May 2, 2003.

  1. grayghost_32

    grayghost_32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Do any of you commercial guys mow at night?I've been doing it on some of the bigger stuff.
  2. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    Well NO!!! I have a life!!!!!!
  3. Doogiegh

    Doogiegh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 871

    I think I'm hooking up some headlights though to my Woods ZTR so that I can cut my own property and IF it gets dark, turn on the
    lights to finish things up real quick..

    I don't cut any customers in the dark though.

  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Sometimes I mow as it's getting dark just to finish something up. But I try to be done before dark normally.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,664

    I have lights on all my ZTR's. In the summer when it is hot, we often start mowing at around 4:00 AM so we can beat the heat and finish early.
    Back when I was a part timer, I had to do most of my mowing in the evening after I finished my day job. I sometimes worked till 10:00 or 11:00 at night. Of course, all this night work is at industrial or commercial properties. We do not do residential mowing at those odd hours.:D
  6. mowngrow

    mowngrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 275

    my walker haslights but we try real hard to be done before i have to cut them on
  7. grayghost_32

    grayghost_32 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    I started mowing at night last year to catch up after rain.I like it so much i put ATV lights on my Sentar this year.I mow until the dew gets to heavy.
  8. TotalCareSolutions

    TotalCareSolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 518

    We do our "highline" residential customers from 11:00 PM - 3:00 AM. We believe it sets us apart from the competition, plus theres no traffic!:D
  9. rvsuper

    rvsuper Senior Member
    Posts: 930


    Your kidding, right? The earliest I mow now is 8:30 in the morning on the greens everyday.
  10. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I try not to mow residential earlier then 8am and commercial 6 am. I find the commercial propeties alot easier when the parking lots are empty.

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