Cars in Driveways

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by rlc321, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. rlc321

    rlc321 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    What do you guys do when your costumers cars are parked in the driveway 2 inches from the grass? Do you ask them to move it or try your best to cut around it. I keep thinking that sooner or later I am going to damage their car and have a claim on my Ins.
    Thanks Ron
  2. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    If I can safely cut & trim around them then I will not bother the client, but if there is any doubt I politely approach them and explain why they need to move the car, I have never had any problems yet:)
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    exactly what I do.
  4. primecutmo

    primecutmo LawnSite Member
    from SWMO
    Messages: 85

    me too thats what i do
  5. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I never ask to move I just do what I can without damage.

    If it means no edge or trim.
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    ron--dude, if you got 2 inches clearance I see no issue.

  7. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    I live/work in a resort area and do many HOA's. No way to ask everyone to move. We cut around them. It is a mad house here in the summer. Sometimes as many as 10 cars at one house. In the drive, on the lawn, in the street.
  8. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    If I can work around it, I don't bother them. If I need it moved I ask once. The next time I just skip what I can't do due to the obstruction and explain to them in the bill why the area wasn't serviced.
  9. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    how do you like your Gravely 34z? Does it work OK on the small berms and banks found in the Space Coast area?

    Do you do any canal props, with the small back yards, pools and docks, and is the 34Z manuverable enough in these tight areas?

    I ask the question for myself and "The MANY Others" who are interested in this mower as well as other small Zs....

    .....and that is why I don't just PM you.....
  10. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    It's okay, just remember to bring your
    kenny :angel:

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