Tricks for mowing in the rain?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, May 24, 2005.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    Started raining on Sunday and looks like it's not supposed to stop until this coming Monday. Yikes!

    Anybody got any tips for mowing in the rain and making a lawn look as good as it can be?
     
  2. GrassMasterNC

    GrassMasterNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    have an awesome mower

    or

    wait until it stops raining.
     
  3. MJM landscaping

    MJM landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 157

    I normally bag the clippings on almost all my accounts. I'm thinking of side discharging all this week. Shouldn't clog up that bad.
     
  4. kc2006

    kc2006 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    I know it sucks but I just don't mow in the rain, or if its rained heavily all day. Yesterday it rained pretty good and then had alittle drizzle all day. I could have went out in the afternoon but I just waited, I would of had to double cut all the lawns if I went out yesterday.
     
  5. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Use double highlifts and cut as high as you can..........
     
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    I wait it out.. i doubt it will rain all week it's supposed to be like that here too and already most of monday was sunny. I will mow if its light rain but when its heavy it just isnt worth it to me and most of my customers undetstand.
     
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,075

    If you can't wait for the rain to stop then go slow and discharge. No bagging here.


    Gravely_Man
     
  8. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 521

    I've noticed rutts and black lines from the dirt where the tires are. Looks terrible. If its too bad I don't mow either.
     
  9. hillndale

    hillndale LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 214

    So if you miss nearly a whole week and the grass gets real tall, do you eat the labor? I know in some cases I will have to double cut (time) and also spend extra time makin' it look good.

    hiilndale
     
  10. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    My service agreement does not cover this, but it really should. I suspect most people would agree to a double-charge under such circumstances if you spell it out in advance, but after the fact it might be a tough sale.
     

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