Freeway Roostertails

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Acute Cut, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    At the end of a long day i might end up with half to full load of grass. I do alot of residentials with walk this year and am collecting more again. I was going down the freeway and noticed that all the traffic was quite a ways behind me. I was only doing 55 in a 60. Reason: As i was doing a whopping 55 i was letting the wind disperse all my grass clippings in a nice rooster tail behind me. I had one person drive by me and give me a dirty look. I deserved it totally. i know that.

    How do yall keep the grass from hitting the fan so to speak? I dont have any tie downs but am looking at installing them soon. Look forward to hearing what yall have to recommend.
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    In Michigan you must have your load tarped or get a ticket.
  3. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    In my area people do that with their household garbage! the less they get to the dump with, the less they have to unload! DISGUSTING!

    as a LEO I have torn through many a bag of household garbage and identified the rightful owner. they then get the opportunity to come and "re-take possession" of their "lost belongings" or they can see me at the courthouse at 9:00am in about 30 days!

  4. Grateful11

    Grateful11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    In Rowan County if you show up at the dump without your load covered you will be turned away and told to come back with it covered. That way you drive home and lose even more crap. My fatherinlaw done this the other day.
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    around here if you do that,
    you are no different than
    all the farmers that do it all the time . just part of country life. im talking grass not trash.
    better yet wait til corn time , the corn is all over the pavement.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Do you have to bag it? Try mulching or double blades. I refuse to bag grass because after you've left a lawn, you still have to contend with the clippings. So your still working on that lawn until your trucks unloaded.
  7. MikeGA

    MikeGA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    We cover our corn up, mostly cotton scattered down the road, put a tarp over it, put it in a truck with a cover over it and you can still track it to the gin.
  8. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    I do mulch with my 52" Exmark. I bag with my 21" on the smaller residential customers. It doesnt mulch as good as the exmark so i pick it up. no one has any sort of contraption to hold the grass in?
  9. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    "You might be a redneck"!

    I've seen it done, of course I'VE never done it before.
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Mesh Truck Covers

    Manufactured and sold by J.Lamco, Inc.,Tel 302-422-7531...

    I have had one for 2 years now and use it often, works great! They are made 14' wide and you buy it by the running foot length.

    A friend of mine could have bought two to fit his pick up for the price of his ticket for driving with an uncovered load..


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