Ok how many of you cut in the rain?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by NarNar, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    I see a few labor guys out there cutting in the rain.

    Do you guys cut in the rain? Why and Why not?

    Share your story/reason. :usflag:
     
  2. pbjunkie92

    pbjunkie92 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    I try not to. For various reasons:

    -Shotty quality of cut
    -Messy
    -Clumping
    -Subjects equipment to elements
    -Mower leaves noticeable "footprint" on soft ground
    -Oh...and I dont like to be wet :laugh:

    I am lucky to have this flexibility. Other companies that are packed full to the brim have no choice. As always time is money. However for me rainy days are maintenance days.
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    We cut in mist or very light rain...and finish up in the pouring rain if need be.

    But if it's been raining hard all night or all morning...no thanks.
     
  4. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    Exactly!!!!!
     
  5. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    I don't mind cutting in light rain, but heavy rain - NO THX
     
  6. dgw

    dgw LawnSite Bronze Member
    from OH
    Posts: 1,008

    depends on temp and ground conditions

    ive worked on 95 degree days with pouring rain and ground was still hard
     
  7. pbjunkie92

    pbjunkie92 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    Oh and I forgot the most important detail!!!

    The wet grass substantially increases health and safety risks!!! Slipping down hills, colds, pneumonia, even driving conditions between jobs. Everyone and there employees have friends and loved ones to go home to.
     
  8. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    I don't. My wife's leaving because she thinks it's OK to bring bar people home when I'm at work. But I feel great now!
     
  9. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    This guy was on a ZTR, I saw the tracks, and said, "not to bright." One of the neighbor said the same guy was knocking on doors offering $20 cuts once a month and $15 for once a week. Mind you, the turf in my area is not large.
     
  10. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 489

    If you were close, I would buy a few rounds of beers.
     

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