side discharging but leaving a mess

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by contourbs, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    i mow rental houses before people rent them, problem is the grass gets really tall before rentens move in. i have to cut the yard 3 times on the highest setting before it looks cut. problem is all the grass clippings are everywhere and looks like crap.is there anything i can attach to the ztr to pick up the clippings.its all on bahia grass.
     
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    is there a way to get them on a schedule for they don't get so tall?
     
  3. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    i wish but i dont get them till there that high
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    do what I do, I tell customers up front, that it will be chopped down, but it won't look pretty. I tell them it will take at least 3 mowings before it starts to look half way descent
     
  5. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    the only problem with that is that renters may more in before then,what about a lawn sweeper, any good?
     
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    I look at it this way, can you offset the cost of the bagger unit with doing these properties and charging a little bit more.
     
  7. contourbs

    contourbs LawnSite Member
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    never even priced one, its a toro 44 z150master. what would be the cost. i dont even know if the rental manager cares with the look, its just me when i leave after cutting it and it looks like crap
     
  8. CJ GreenScapes

    CJ GreenScapes LawnSite Member
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    I've been in the same situation several times. The owner/manager cares less about how it looks than you do. You either have to get over it and leave it like it is because they won't pay more, or stop doing them.

    I quit doing them because pride in my work is more important than what I was being paid.

    Good luck to ya...
     
  9. Sneaky

    Sneaky LawnSite Member
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    Double cut at 2.5 inches throwing to the uncut side on first pass. This works best for me. Bahia is a pita anyway you go at it. I've had some get 2 feet in a week this year.
     

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