LCO "Tips and Tricks"

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Sprinkler Buddy, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,492

    The logic to this is flawed. Every time you open the throttle you create a momentary lean condition. Lean conditions cause higher temps and greater wear. Back in the day when they had screws, you could richen them a bit. Fuel is part of the way a 2 stroke cools itself. Are you sure you don't feathering the throttle?
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  2. tat900

    tat900 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    I tell my guys the exact opposite
  3. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Putty knife works great too
  4. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Teach your trimmer helper to trim and edge along the walkways and driveways FIRST so that when you get done mowing, you can blow everything off while he's still trimming around the trees and beds.
  5. McGaw

    McGaw LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 158

    I was always taught when trimming to keep the throttle at half. When edging go all out if need be
  6. corey4671

    corey4671 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

  7. GRPM LLC.

    GRPM LLC. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Can't add much that already has been said, some good everyday tips here! I don't mow wet grass, unless on the rare occasion I get caught in an unforeseen shower. Nothing like spending extra time cleaning decks, blowing off wet sidewalks, and clump laden lawns for the same money. I'd rather be behind schedule then deal with that mess. That wet, nasty tall grass will be there another time, when its dry. :D
  8. Tizzy

    Tizzy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    Carry coppertone sport aerosol sunscreen goes on in 15 seconds and dries quick because nobody has time for sunburn.

    also carry purel hand sanitizer, apply liberally to legs, arms and hands after trimming if you hit poison ivy or think you did it will prevent you from getting poison ivy.
  9. S&M Landscapes

    S&M Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50

    Surely everyone does it but no one mentioned it... Carry a 5 gallon bucket and a dot grabber on mowers while mowing big properties to pick up trash, pine cones, rocks, etc... Keeps the operator from having to get on/off mowers and engaging/disengaging blades.
  10. Green Resistor

    Green Resistor LawnSite Member
    from USA
    Messages: 27

    I scrub the sidewalks with a mix of 1 part lime 3 parts sand and a brush on a long handle. Wet it first, scrub then rinse it. The lime and sand that washes in along the sidewalk keeps the dirt from sticking to the pavement and greens the sod. Don't blow it all over the Camaro. Here is another, when you edge a zoysia lawn, throw the scraps in a bucket and plug a trouble spot somewhere else, or use as a nurse crop.

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