1. Can’t make it to the GIE+EXPO 2017?
    LawnSite brings the trade show floor to your fingertips with our new GIE+EXPO 2017 Sneak Peek video series debuting now in the Lawn Mowing forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Does anyone use dust masks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AAA Lawn Service, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. AAA Lawn Service

    AAA Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    Since I have some allergies I use dust masks, does anyone else? I hardly see any other professionals use them....that is a lot of dust to breath in if you mow every day!:blob4:
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I do during leaf season but that is about the only time


    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    I know I should. It's hard to breathe through those things in the heat. I can only imagine the tan lines.:rolleyes:
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    During leave season and during pollination(sp) time...
  5. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    yes, absolutly. and anyone working for me, during dusty seasons, or dusty jobs, MUST wear one
  6. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    i haven't worn one since installing insulation.
  7. Signature Landscaping1

    Signature Landscaping1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,496

    During leaves season, and also when dethatching
  8. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,325

    I sure don't like to, but it is SO dusty here now that I have to. We've had less than 1/2" of rain since August. Of course, there isn't much grass to cut, but leaf cleanup was a real mess. My dealer recommended running the sprinklers before mowing.

    I'm converting to the heavy duty air filter, but until I get all the parts, I'm blowing out the stock air filter after every two hours of use.
  9. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    I use a 3M respirator. It is more expensive, a little more bulky, and a lot more effective!
  10. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    I wear a mask during extremly dusty conditions during droughts and when it gets cooler out for the clean ups we wear em while using the leaf loader...
    Make sure to get a mask with an exhale valve makes it a bit cooler to wear...

Share This Page