Trimming around a pond HELP?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BGClawns101, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. BGClawns101

    BGClawns101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok so i have a huge pond i have to trim around. the mower just doesnt get close enough to the pond but i was wondering is there a better way. I just use a FS90 and trim around the pond it takes about 2 hours. I was just looking for a faster way.
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    Would using a 21" work? You could also try getting one of those wheeled trimmers, but I don't know if they make those for commercial use.
     
  3. BGClawns101

    BGClawns101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    even a smaller mower wont work cause the wheel will go into the pond
     
  4. grasschopperofchicago

    grasschopperofchicago LawnSite Member
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    Post a pic so we can see what you are dealing with!---might be easier to help you that way!...
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    A faster way would be to have 2 guys doing it. :D

    You already answered your question. It sounds obvious that nothing else will work besides the trimmer.
     
  6. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Simple - get a hover mower. That way you can mow right up too and over the water.
    Until the unit runs out of gas then you'd better pull it back pretty quickly.
    Do a web search for either Allen brand or Husquvarna brand hover mowers.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    One of those high torque Echo units with the guard off will reduce the trim time. That would be a lot faster than using a 21" unit since the cord is longer than 21".
     
  8. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just kill the grass and put rock around it...
     
  9. spray around the pond... :weightlifter:
     

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