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21 inch mowers are hurting America

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by David Grass, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. fromTEXAS!

    fromTEXAS! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I dont give a damn to those saying such and such about polluting the air. im sticking to my guns and continuing with pride about my mowers!
  2. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i havent read his book at all. when i worked for the 10 car we cheated alot. they all do. the rule of thumb was to cheat on 20 diffrent things and nascar would only catch 6 or 7. then you still had some left over that they didnt catch.
  3. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Man, I thought this thread had died! lol, well I was caustic with the title, somewhat tongue in cheek, but am amazed the direction it went. I see guys putzing around with 21s and I have covered 5 yards before they are thru, and we are putting out close to the same emissions. IMHO, I think the largest fastest mowers are a must going into this next century, just wait, you will see a show on it in the next few years, I guarantee. Americans are norotiously complacent. The giant cars died in the 70s when gas was scarce, and Japanese cars kicked our ass. OK, now, it is 2005, and we didn't learn, GM is losing a **** load of money now, as, oh guess what, SUV sales are plummeting, DUH. We are entering a time never seen before, We have never had the population (that is growing), the greenhouse effect, the scarcity of resources, etc. I am just concerned, and dont want to be a typical complacent American!
  4. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    PS, I find it strange that no one agreed that a large mower in the proper hands can do as good a job, and is more environmentally friendly!
  5. bigz1001

    bigz1001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I do not agree with your claim that it is more envirmentally friendly.
  6. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

  7. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    well, then, why? If I can drive to the West Coast in one day instead of 5, with slightly more emissions per hour, I am 4 times more environmentally "friendly". A lesser evil.
  8. betterlawn

    betterlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 426

    I'm not even going to bother to follow this whole thread, but I suspect the point was that the smaller cheaper engines put out a disproportionate amount of emissions, i.e. more emissions per gallon of gas.
    Kind of the equivalent of mileage for cars.

    That said, if you drove a car 5 times faster, it would put out 5 times as much emissions. A better comparison is a bus carrying 60 people to California vs. 60 cars driving to California. Bus's might be gas hogs, but they are certainly better than the equivalent number of cars.

    So was the point that everybody should hire a landscaper with a big mower? Or that LCO's shouldn't use small mowers on big lots?

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