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Liability going up.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tiedeman, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    Ok, so I am mowing a commerical account today when I look across the street another LCO is mowing a commerical account as well and doing a strip(approx 7 feet wide) of grass along a curb. Well, when I mow commerical accounts I always stick the bagger on the mower because of liability reasons. I don't want to hit anyone or damage any vehicles.

    This guy was running his exmark without a bagger just spraying the cars with dust, grass, and who knows what else. I just stood there and watched, I couldn't believe it. :dizzy:

    Thought I would share :drinkup:
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    If you're going to do nothing else at least blow it into the street. I do my commercials before the businesses open so it's not an issue for me.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    It is utterly amazing seeing how many people operate like this, and just how stupid it is (not you, Richard, I mean the guy blasting it right out and into cars and theur paths). I see stuff like this all the time - either out into traffic, or toward a parking lot with traffic. I'll tell you what, anyone blows stuff on MY truck as I'm driving by, you can rest ASSURED that I'll be stopping.
     
  4. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I have had grass and other debris blown all over my non-work truck before due to sloppy work. I greatly enjoyed the conversation I had with the owner of the company. That is not just dangerous doing this but also asking for a major issue.


    Gravely_Man
     
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Like it has been said a million times. You don't have to be a genius to get into this line of work.

    And for a very difficult job, you get lots of LAZY SOB's doing it.

    Might want to mark it down as a place to solicit for business.
     

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