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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by casey, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    In the paper today. Total ban on blowers in the city of Toronto except for the months of Oct. & Nov. is coming soon.
    Anyone have to deal with this?
    Alternatives: hire a broom guy for each crew.
    break the law & see if they actually enforce.
    use 21" LB's side discharge for drives
    use an industrial vac for drives
    use a small handheld on steps (will be illegal)
    Anyone know of a machine you push that blows alot of air (not a blower)?
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Or use high lift blades on the mowers and lower them on pavement.
  3. Well it looks like you have a few options:

    Move to the good old` USA

    Work in the good old` USA

    Break the law

    Get a battery powered one, it may be a lot quieter.

    Get a hand turn blower

    Get on your hands and knees and blow

    Get your wife to blow it off

    Go eat a lot of refried beans every night, and fart the debris off

    Just wait total ban on all gas powered lawn equipment may be next

    Here in this lovely country called the good ol` USA you could protest that law, but since your in that other country thats not the good old USA your screwed!

  4. casey

    casey Guest
    Messages: 0

    We mulch half the year.
    Was thinking of buying a cheap azz 33" Troy-Bilt or MTD, cutting out the entire discharge side of the deck & welding a piece of sheetmetal overhanging the discharge side for safety, to be used exclusively as a drive blower. Looking for ideas for the steps or other machines that blow alot of air.
    Thanks for the helpful ideas LGF. Perhaps you could come down & blow some drives clean with your hot air.
  5. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Did you have any idea that this was coming?

    I am not sure on how you go about changing a law in Canada but here I would be screaming louder than my Shindiawa to my alderman, congressman and senator.

    A positive to it is that you are going to have to explain to your customers that the price will have to be increased if they want the area cleaned since there is a ban on blowers, otherwise they have to clean up themselves.

    Time to get your fellow LCO's and customers involved, someone from California has moved to Toronto!!
  6. fireball

    fireball LawnSite Member
    from ne Pa
    Messages: 172

    Don't you young guys ever wonder what we used before blowers were invented.
    The thing that I find interesting is that they are permitting blower use in Oct and Nov. just the time when all the problems develop. Here in the Philadelphia area thats all you hear this time of year is the din of blowers at high speed
  7. LOL casey.

    More like up there, it's north of MO,USA.

    Maby this winter I have a few trips planned may got see Canada.

  8. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    There was a couple of posts of a couple of towns and cities here that want to ban blowers and even lawn equipment on certain days.
  9. bubble boy

    bubble boy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    yeah, usa or canada it doesn't matter. cell phones now banned in NY. i heard they're looking at banning smoking in all parks in CA.

    soon i'll need a permit to scratch my butt:angry:
  10. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    does this include push blowers?>

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