Safety first... I couldn't believe my eyes!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OlympicLawn`, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. OlympicLawn`

    OlympicLawn` LawnSite Member
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    I couldn't believe what I seen when I was driving today. I look up to see this guy spraying weed killer in a ditch with nothing on but shorts, flip-flops & shades!

    This is why I carry a camera with me all the time.

    spraying.jpg
     
  2. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    We all ought to print this photo out & take it to our local extension offices so they can use it for the cert. classes.
     
  3. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
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    good way to kill your toe jam and foot fungus
     
  4. What's in the sprayer? You sure he's not playing around with water.....LOL
     
  5. hubb

    hubb LawnSite Member
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    Actually I just seen something very similar yesterday. I was going down the highway through a "little" town called St. Peters MO and one of their boys was spraying some weed killer out of a about a 40 gallon tank with one of those guns set up like a paint gun. A fan about 4ft wide and atomized to a fine mist. He was in shorts and a tee-shirt just spraying the hell out of some right of way weed patches. LGF probably has seen those guys doing work around here before. Of course I don't know if you get out this way much?
    Anyway, I hope that guy isn't using Pathfinder or Scythe or something like that. I know I don't trust any backpack that much!
    Later.
     
  6. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    If he is spraying Round Up then there should not be a problem. Honestly! I was at a seminar several years ago and watched a Monsanto rep. take a shot glass and drink the darn stuff. Honest! BTW guys spray in shorts all the time here in FL it was 95 today with a feel like temp of 108. The humidity was way up there. Right now at 7pm it is 80%!!
     
  7. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The less the better!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  8. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
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    The flip-flops make it so you can hose off your feet when you're done!

    ;)
     
  9. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    Typical spray attire for any homeowner or scrub . Seen about 15 people so far this year .

    Anybody seen the new roundup pro add in the magazines ? Totally irresponsible
     
  10. rob1325

    rob1325 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 685

    I would never spray that way, can be dangerous and also very unproffessional.
     

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