Time Saving Techniques

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by packerbacker, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone have anything they use to save time. Wether its equipment, GPS systems, different size crews. Let me know. Im interested.
     
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    carry a length of precut weed eater line in your pocket when doing long jobs so you can reload right there as opposed to walking back to the truck.

    carry a 16 oz bottle, full of mix gas, when you are doing the same long job away from the truck.

    simple but effective
     
  3. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that safe? What if you fall and the bottle breaks?
     
  4. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    Stop reading bobbyg threads, a real timesaver. lol :dizzy:
     
  5. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL, tell me about it, ive wasted at least 3 days total reading them. I want my 3 days back.


    But seriously.


    Ive been thinking of buying a new mower and its a tossup between a stander and a ZTR. I know it sounds weird but I think there are more places I could a stander or WB into then a ZTR and I would save time even though the ZTR is faster I would have to do more trimming.
     
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    This maybe common sense, it was for me, but I utilize as much of my mower deck as possible (least amount of overlap without leaving behind missed cut grass), and getting my turns down to the fastest, most efficient turn without tearing up the ground. I really try for this on my larger accounts, like a softball complex I cut. A few seconds each pass on turns and a few inches on each pass add up to more cut grass in the same amount of time and over an entire day I might be able to add another account which is more money in my pocket.
     
  7. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well right now I run a bobcat Z 61" and a 21"trim mower. I am really looking for a 32-36" hydro that will mulch well for tightly landscaped areas.
     
  8. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a church I do and rounded up the weeds and grass along the fenceline and treeline which is a total of about 2000 ft so I wouldnt have to trim them. They were pretty cool with that.
     
  9. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    One thing I did last year is try to schedule lawns that only use a 21" mower on and bought a hitch carrier so that I could save myself from hauling my trailer get better gas milage. The carrier folds upward and i can hook my trailer back on to the hitch.
     
  10. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dude...we have had many walk behinds over the years and still have a 36 Wright Velke. We also have a 48 Stander for smaller areas and it kicks!!!
    I also have 3 Wright Sentars...2 48's and a 61. We are changing mowers and will no longer use the Sentars once replaced. As far as the Stander...fabulous!! Can't go wrong there.
     

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