What work boots are best for lawncare?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by randyhutch, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. cutterschoice24

    cutterschoice24 LawnSite Member
    from Fl
    Posts: 125

    redwings for me no stell toe and 8 inch so the bigger ones they sell them to the loggers take a little to getting used too but they work great and my back and body feels better i would highly recommend them
     
  2. BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C

    BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Redwings=comfort....:walking:
     
  3. Hoy landscaping

    Hoy landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 836

    yep. i do the same most of the time! i go get em at tractor supply every February and they last until the next February! NO LACES!
     
  4. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Never had any issues. I did see were one guy on here got it with an edger. You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times and watch were you put your hands and feet.

    In another life I worked really close with OSHA and IIRC 99.7% of all incidents could have been avoided by the operator, the other .3% were out of operators control.

    Speaking of OSHA steel toe is probably a requirement. If I can I'll look it up.
     
  5. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,010

    Couldn't find a definitive PPE list. From OSHA's website:

    Lawn and Landscape Maintenance: This activity includes such tasks as mowing, pruning, fertilizing, general clean-up, blowing, and providing safe transport for crew to and from the job site.

    Primary hazards include*
    Solutions below.

    * Cuts and amputations
    Keep clear of rotating mower and brush-cutting blades.

    * Hand injuries
    Wear gloves.

    * Chemical exposure
    Read and obey Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) form information/Implement effective hazard communication program that includes employee training.

    * Eye injury
    Wear protective goggles when using blowers.

    *Hearing loss
    Wear ear protection when using power equipment.

    * Ergonomics
    Maintain comfortable mower settings/Use safe-lifting techniques.

    * Vehicle accidents
    Train drivers.
     
  6. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i wear timberland pro steel toe
     
  7. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 534

    What brand did you decide on?
     
  8. randyhutch

    randyhutch LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Wen't with Danner 8" Workman Boots, seem very well made and comfortable so far, we'll see how they hold up.
     
  9. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405

    been wearing magnums for years, lightest weight boot ive found
    run thru 1 pair a year
     
  10. extremerc76

    extremerc76 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 93

    caterpillar alaska steel toe for me, im on my third set. a little heavy but they are very comfortable
     

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