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working on shorts

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by green boy1, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    how do u guys that work on shorts protect ur shins?

    I do and i was thinking to start using this shin guards(this ones are to play softball) and I like any opinions about how do u guys protect ur self against rocks and debris when using the weed eater.;)


  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    I wear pants if I know i'll be bushhogwacking. however for weekly maint. I stick it out with shorts usually. Sometimes I use shorts/pants, the ones that zip at the knee, I will open them up at the knee to let them breath, but they still protect your legs.
  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Jeans seem to stop most of the bleeding for me.

    Before I knew better, I used a brush cutter on 13 lots. I wore shorts that day - shins looked like hamburger and so did my forearms and biceps.
  4. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    I bought a pair of these this spring
    They have held up pretty good
    Wouldnt recommend them for use while running a chainsaw but for a trimmer they do the trick
  5. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,432

    If you are going to cover your legs with shin guards why not just wear pants? Loose fitting dickies work well.
  6. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I sweat to much, is very uncomfortable around the legs,(private areas)
    and wen I start to get all wet because sweating to much, my pants start to grap to my legs,don't like jeans because that. :eek:
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Why not go freeballing (don't wear underwear).
    Woooo-hoooo !

    p.s.: ALWAYS zip up carefully and NEVER forget to double and triple check this location.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,496

    I use the chaps by W.E.Chapps. They work well, but contrary to what I thought for a long time, there IS a difference between the right and the left. If I put them on a certain way, they tend to twist and sag. If I wrap them the other way, (to the outside), the stay on just fine. The shinguard things for sports seem like they would be real hot. The thing about the chaps is that they wrap around and fasten quickly with velcro.
  9. green boy1

    green boy1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I just went to the web-site, man this things are nice.

    Thanx for the replay.
  10. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    I spend about 2-3 hrs trimmming the rest of the time is on the mower or behind the windshield
    I tried going with long pants It just gets too hot for me

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