early is too early?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stryper, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    In deference to sleeping teens, new mothers, night shift workers, and other assorted slackers, how early do you start cutting?

    Do you just wake the poor slobs up whenever you feel like getting at it? Or is there a more-or-less agreed upon time that it's okay to start making racket?

    Are strictly residential areas handled any differently than commercial/business district properties?
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    I would follow the noise ordinance for the area I was mowing in. Usually 7:30 here.
  3. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    We start at 8 am

    ALAN'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    from IOWA
    Posts: 37

    here in iowa where i live i start at 7:00 when its really hot and humid...then when it cools down ill start at 8:00.....theres a law in town that says quiet time is from 10:30 pm till 7:00 am you cant start a lawn mower or something before 7:00..most lawn companys here start at 7:00 everyday
  5. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Never before 8am, 9am on weekends.

    BALDEAGLE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

  7. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 592

    Being a former 3rd shifter, new parent no time is good. start at 8 like most people.
  8. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    most noise ordinances in metro areas that we dealt in were 10 pm to 8 A.M., obviously in a commercial area if no one is around to hear, you can work at 4am with the lights on if you wanted to.(if a mower runs without a muffler in the forest and there was no one to hear it, would it really be running?) Would you be upset if someone fired a chainsaw or a bp blower near your window on your day off at 7 am? Let that be your guideline if there are no others.
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    last sunday i called the police dept from my first stop. i asked them what time i could start mowing. they said 8 am is legal, 10 am is courteous. 7:59...i pulled the rope
  10. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    8am for Residents and 7am for Commercials...

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