At what point do you stop cutting in the rain???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WJW Lawn, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Just curious....At what point do you guys stop cutting when it's raining? Do you cut in medium to heavy rain???
  2. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    depends on how far behind i am. i have cut in downpours before when i had to get caught up, but i try not to do it on showpiece properties. if i'm not behind and don't feel like getting wet, i won't.
  3. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    If puddles are forming on the roads..Im done
  4. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,681

    when the lightening is snappin' and you can't see cause the rain is pelting your face, its beerthirty.
  5. SamTheLawnMan

    SamTheLawnMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Or in my case.....The mower stopped running. I had to wait till it stopped raining just to get the mower started again then I started back cutting. I think I may try to design a "hover", if I were you I would stop when the mower fishtails around a turn...(the F.B.I calls that a clue)
  6. Rev. Crabgrass

    Rev. Crabgrass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Lightning will get the equipment loaded no questions asked. I will usually sit it out for a while to see if it is one of those 4 minute things that will blow off and leave sun and humidity.

  7. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    when the underwear get wet.
  8. When the grass is mowed!

    In fact I'd rather finish before it quits because it washes out the muddy tracks and drives the clumps into the turf.

    We carry rain gear. Gore tex suits, rubber boots even rubber gloves.

    Got stopped by a lightning storm this month. It was too close to even load the mowers. Around here most guys are killed by lightning while putting up the ramps or tarping their load. Whatever makes them the sole contact between the vehicle and the ground. We just huddled in the truck for a half hour.
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    When the grass is too wet to be cut or the lightning is too severe.
  10. nmez21

    nmez21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    Thats usually one of the first things that happens to me on a regular day:rolleyes: .

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