21" Tire Tracks

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by jmurphy, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I have a Toro 21" walk behind. One of my accounts sidewalk is brand new concrete(last year). When i mow over it, I leave green tire tracks either with the 21"er or the rer. It also is very hard to blow off as it gets "grass stained" easily.:angry: :realmad: Is there any way to avoid the tire tracks? Ohh yeah....there is no was to avoid running the sidewalk over because it is the only way leading to the back yard. Thanks,
    John Murphy :waving:
  2. nephilim0167

    nephilim0167 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    May be a lot of work, but why not lay something down? Burlap, perhaps? At least it will show that you care and who knows.. may save you from having to get the concrete pressure washed if she gets upset about it :cool2:
  3. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    A good shop broom and a little water to clean with. It's a problem that everyone seems to have and no one really has a good answer:) Most seem not to worry too much about it as it goes away in a little while.
  4. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Good idea and not that time consuming or troublesome at all.
  5. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Thanks....keep the ideas coming.:waving:

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    If it's a 21" can you pick it up?

    Or tilt it on it's side and run on one side of wheels (just 1 line) and than run at a crack.
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    If its a small area, or let the tires spin for a sec. to wipe the grass off the back tires, then wheel it across.
  8. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Sounds like when your cutting the grass is wet.

    the only time I have experance this is with wet grass.

    If it's not wet you may try replacing the wheels on this mower.
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    i had a pita that complained about the wheel tracks across his patio in the back yard . the only way to get to the back was across the patio . he would not let me weed eat the small patch yet complained about the marks. he refuded to turn off the sprinkler sys the day i came and it was allways wet. what a pain -oh well he,s dead now -i dont miss him
  10. SoloMow

    SoloMow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    It dries and disappears in no time! I wouldn't even sweat it unless the customer complains. :cool:

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