Do you mow in the rain??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by redwoodkiwi, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. redwoodkiwi

    redwoodkiwi LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    Just interested to see how many of you mow in the rain?
     
  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,798

    If need be but also to a certain point we just have to shut down.
     
  3. TREEGUARD

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    only lite rain untill it becomes a problem. then we pack it in
     
  4. coolgreen

    coolgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    We mow in anything, provided the grass isn't too long. It's a pain and takes twice as long, but we get too far behind if we don't. I usually don't use the Z if it's raining.

    After last summer's two-month drought, I'm looking forward to a little rain this season to keep things growing.
     
  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    only if it is light, or to finish a property
     
  6. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    If its thundering, lightning or hailing, then no. If its just a light rain, then I'll do it to keep from getting to far behind.
     
  7. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    Only in light rain. But if the lawn gets to wet the mowers will just tear the yard up so we pack it in for the day
     
  8. Blueribbonlawns

    Blueribbonlawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Walker will mow in the rain but i wont in thunder and lighting
     
  9. AllSeasons

    AllSeasons LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    If its light rain and theres no chance of damaging the ground then yes, but if its really coming down then we have to stop. Cleaning up sidewalks when its raining becomes a pain but you have to get it done!
     
  10. Enzo

    Enzo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I agree with mostly everyone here, I only cut if it is very light rain. If it is to heavy then the ground is to wet and you start to get mud and mess up the lawn.
     

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