Weed Eating Appearel

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sglawn, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. sglawn

    sglawn LawnSite Member
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    I have seen some shinguard looking things for guys who wear shorts when they mow, and you can put on these shinguards when you are weed eating to portect your legs, but maily just to stay a little cleaner. If anyone knows what company makes them or sells them, or even knows where i can get any, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Zach
  2. Lawn Dog2001

    Lawn Dog2001 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. sglawn

    sglawn LawnSite Member
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    hey lawndog i really appreciate it
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    shinguards? chaps? is this ballet, or grasscutting? cmon man, i can weedwack at full throttle wearing nothing but socks and underwear(and glasses of course).
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wear the chaps for trimming, not so much to stop all the knicking, cutting and bruising on my legs (although it IS nice), but because it stops all the grass from going down into my boots, and when I get done at the end of the day, my socks (and boots) aren't all green. These are very helpful, and worth every penny.
  6. CNE

    CNE LawnSite Member
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    He says grinning through his three remaining teeth with blood running down his legs from the shrapnel lodged in his shins. No seriously, anyone mowing or trimming in shorts is asking for trouble. Not only is it hazardous, but your legs will get plastered with grass juice and clippings. Think about how that looks to your next client. I wear jeans. When the grass dries, most of it brushes right off.
  7. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I tried wearing shorts ONCE. Call me wimpy but that was enough for me. I wear lightweight pants now.
  8. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you hold the trimmer on the left side of your body, virtually nothing touches your legs. Otherwise, just grin and bear it.:eek:
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    Well, down here it's like this:

    Wear jeans or pants in the middle of summer, good luck getting a full day in. It's not going to happen. 100+ with 98% humidity, in the shade.

    Shorts or nothing. My legs have taken the abuse for years and years, don't feel a thing any more. I get home and I'm a bit bloody, and knicked, but who cares? I made it through a whole day without passing out in a client's yard.

    How does this look to my next client? Like I'm sane. They know how hot it is.

    Shorts and no trimmer guard = production.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    NO TRIMMER GUARD? my man got a set of nuts. i have to draw the line somewhere. i need the guard.

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