Is mowing in the rain bad for your mower?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by DillonsLawnCare, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    is mowing in the rain bad for your mower/blades. should i mow in the rain or not>??
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I don't know if it's bad but I am sure it's not 'good' for it ;)
  3. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    It has its on set of problems
    grass sticks to the spindles and deck
    if it doesnt stick it clumps or if your bagging it can clog the chute
    and it doesnt leave as good of a cut when your done
    I try to avoid it
  4. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    yeah dont mow in the rain!
  5. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    light rain is ok but if it starts clumping forget it. Also if you cut wet grass, be sure to clean under the deck before you cut the next day.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Cleaning under the deck is the worst...wet grass is like glue!!!
  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    What's rain?
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    We have just started getting some recently and to be honest I had forgotten what a nice rain shower looked like.
  9. Waterscapes By Design

    Waterscapes By Design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    Also, if youre on a rider and in wet grass sometimes you can leave lil tire tracks in the yard....they dont go away after it dries, they will actually dry as tire tracks.
  10. DeepMudRancher

    DeepMudRancher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    if you want to, go ahead, but have fun cleaning underneath the mower when your done...

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