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Dude!! Can it get any hotter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Sweet Tater, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    101 today in north east Mississippi. This is crazy heat.
    Does anyone stop mowing at a high temp like that?
  2. Green' Go

    Green' Go LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    100 here in N.E. Texas and I have been painting a 2 story house and installing seamless gutters. We quit around 3:00 this afternoon. It just got too stinkin hot to even think much less work off the top of a 24 foot extention ladder.
  3. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,822

    Suppose to be 105 here tommorrow.Probably around 100 today and very humid. I keep on mowing and drink lots of water. That is when I have stuff to mow. We had 3 inches of rain a couple of weeks ago and that kept me busy last week. Nothing since then and I am sure these high temps will burn the lawns up again. They were just starting to recover from the last burn:cry:
  4. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    The heat comes with the territory. But that doesn't mean I like it.

    The drought on the other hand is kicking my azz. If it were not for some extra landscaping projects I have going, I would be in a panic.

    Stay cool out there. Lots of liquids. Keep an eye on each other.

    I feel like maybe the vitamin water is helping me tolerate it a bit.
  5. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    Yeah, today was bad. It hit 100 here too. To top it off, my employee didn't show this morning. Guess he quit (or he is terminated). So, high temp no help....Yeah, it was really nice. I did stop about 3 pm myself.
  6. MJB

    MJB LawnSite Silver Member
    from Wa
    Messages: 2,869

    Try hanging a small wet towel around your neck. I've even draped it over my head if no one was around.. oh that felt good!:laugh:
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    That is cool compared to last Summer, there were weeks of 100+ temp with a drought to go along with it. This year is much better plus were getting a little rain every now and then. I won't last forever. I'm just glad we are getting just enough rain to keep the grass green this year. What do you expect for the South East in Summer?

    Those dudes in Texas and Oklahoma are the ones that have the real heat waves (every year).
  8. Dave_005

    Dave_005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    like most i Don;t like the Heat and Humidity any more then the next guy, BUT thats comes with the job. ALOT of residential customers hire someone to mow thier yards because they dont want to have to be out there doing it in the High Heat themselves, either they are unable to do it, or dont have time or simply dont want to be doing the labor in the Heat. Any LCO who wants to stay in buisness should be out there getting the job done regardless of the temp or the customer may find someone else who will. just have ALOT of cold water with you.
  9. ezgoer1969

    ezgoer1969 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    It was mid 80's here today. Almost fainted..
  10. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    I mow in whatever temp it is outside. That's Florida...

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