Fussy McFuss

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tracer, May 18, 2017.

  1. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Luckily we got so much business I could Care Less if they drop us, but as a Rule, I'm always Polite to the Idiotic Branch of our Clientele.

    Some of the Inane Complaints that always Fly in the Spring.

    --Complaing about Barely visible grass stains transferred from mower tires on interlock. We're not talking Chunks, just a bit of Lawn Juice.

    --Can you cut it shorter? This after cutting 1.5" w/a 21" on a Weekly.

    ---Can you cut under our Trampoline?

    ----Were having a party can you come Friday (They on the Wednesday Route)

    and on and on.
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
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  2. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,641

    And My All Time Favourite which just Popped in the inbox

    ---Can you skip this week? We just put down Scotts EZ Grow seed on a patch where Lucy pees (assuming this is a dog)
  3. Mr Stripe

    Mr Stripe LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Seymour Missouri
    Messages: 3,764

    What I love the most is when Debi texts when I'm on the way to cut and says she's set up a Yard Sale and wondered if I could cut hers day after tomorrow.. I live 30 minutes away. Uh, no, I don't think so, you're just gonna have to wait till next week.

    By the way,. Per the BR700 purchase, can't believe how much fuel that thing holds, goes almost the whole day.
  4. KB Lawn Care

    KB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Serious question not a jab: you don't cut under trampolines?
  5. Mr Stripe

    Mr Stripe LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Seymour Missouri
    Messages: 3,764

    I don't cut under em, or move em, I stick the straight shaft under em and hit as much as possible. Then crawl under for whatever I missed. I used to move em, then I faced reality. That I'm wasting my time.
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  6. ZombieCutter

    ZombieCutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,160

    I don;t touch trampolines. They want that Liability claim Factory in their yard, they can maintain around it.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Crawl under a trampoline? No way. Can't be good for your back or knees etc. They can move it to a new location in between mows if they want it cut. I don't have any right now with one. Used to move them. Just decided it wasn't part of my job description. Started weedeating as far as I could and leave it at that.
  8. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 1,096

    One customer with a trampoline. I mow, then weed eat around and a little under. Never once thought to move it. Too much time and effort, and knowing my luck, I'd break the thing or get hurt dragging it.
  9. flybynite

    flybynite LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 421

    The one I have with a trampoline gets trimmed around once a month and that's it. The rest of the time I cut as close as I can and leave it.
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  10. River

    River LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Wisconsin
    Messages: 2,189

    I mow around them and then just trim about 2 feet behind the legs. You better pay me extra if i'm moving it
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