sparks flying

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by wowmowwow, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
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    i was mowing last night with a side grass gobbler and noticed tiny rocks from the road were sparking as they were going into the catcher. my Question is, given the right conditions, will a fire start in my grass catcher? lol

  2. Larson Lawn Care

    Larson Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've never experienced that, but the chances of that happening are very very very slim...but always expect the unexpected.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    You always see this kind of thing when it is dark. Sparks are frequent. Just imagine, all day long - in hot dry conditions, we just don't see them. I sure wouldn't worry about it...especially for night time conditions. I'll tell you what is much more likely to be a fire hazard, that would be grass clippings left in the bagger or in the back of the truck. This stuff IS combustible.
  4. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
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    yah my wife siad that she put a mulch fire out at a walmart once. hot outside and as she was kicking the mulch aroundtrying to air it out it cought fire for a few seconds. she put it out. cars were driving by thinking she started it. lol
  5. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes a fire can and will start.its like a cotton picker let one pick a rock up and you will see a fire almost every time from the spark.
  6. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    i doubt it as long as the grass in your catcher isn't bone dry.
  7. Mow2nd-2

    Mow2nd-2 LawnSite Member
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    one other thing you really shouldn't be mowing rocks. i know it sounds like fun and its cool to see sparks flying but it tears up your blades and well its just plain dumb to do it
  8. wowmowwow

    wowmowwow LawnSite Member
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    nah it was by no means fun! lol
  9. lawn guy1350

    lawn guy1350 LawnSite Member
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    its very doubtful a fire will start, if that was the case wed all be on fire.

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