Which Direction Do You Mow?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tracer, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most Often?

    I would say I do
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    yea it depends on the lawn and i switch it up but def the first 2 get hit the most.
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The 2 fastest. Sometimes 3
     
  3. Robert Pruitt

    Robert Pruitt LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why are you in this business?
     
  4. BestImpressions99

    BestImpressions99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    He's just wondering about mowing direction. Most of the time I try to switch it up mowing differently each time then starting at back and forth laterally every 5th time.
     
  5. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
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    forward is my direction
     
  6. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sometimes I do
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    but only if it makes me
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    :laugh::laugh::hammerhead:
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    @@@@@@@@@ is the most fun.
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  8. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
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    North South streets I mow East to West.
    East West streets I mow North to South.
    But that all depends on which side of the nearest parallel I am on and if it is and odd or even day.
     
  9. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm with agape.
    Alternating patterns is a necessary practice to prevent compaction. We alternate patterns everytime
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  10. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    some lawns are impossible to use different patterns on. by the time you've gone 2x around, theyre pretty much done. but I try to change directions.

    If I'm using my 21"'s I'll go counter clockwise first so the overgrown branches don't turn my mower down/off.
     

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