Swing Sets

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mh1314, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. mh1314

    mh1314 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 133

    After mowing two yards back to back with swing sets and then bidding another with a jungle jim, I came to the conclusion that I hate them. Not what they stand for in regards to kids, but the fact that they are a pain in the butt to mow around. It's hard to believe that something with six poles on the ground can slow down and mess up a mowing job so much. Does anyone ever figure in more money for stuff that's in the way?:blob3:
  2. Lawn-N-Garden Guy

    Lawn-N-Garden Guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 321

    I have one property that we call the swingset from hell
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    lucky enough we only have one swing set problem. But last year the exhaust from the 52 hit the the rubber seat of a swing and totally melted it. I ended up replacing it for them though.
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    Yes. Definitely. The more stuff to wack around and mow around that slows me down, the longer it will take and the more I charge.

  5. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 350

    Swing sets are a piece of cake compared to batting cages.

  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I hate the big trampolines.
  7. Tbarchaser

    Tbarchaser LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 449

    For that matter any prop with kids is a pain...I like the
    work-a-holic empty nester. No toys, swing sets, happy meal toys, cheap kiddie pools, bikes, scooters. Don't get me wrong, I like children but I bid higher if I see any evidence of kids.
  8. Gr grass n Hi tides

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

    Yup. Can't get under them very easily, can't push/pull them without ripping up the ground, and they're way too big to stand on end.
  9. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    I've got one account that has a swing set in the backyard yet they don't have kids,nor do any kids come over to use it. It takes me about an extra 5 minutes to mow and trim, and blow it off with my back blower.
  10. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Posts: 776

    I hate batting cages. Pain try and cut around, or in, as well as trim.

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