Mowing close to Buildings????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FCS Services, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    How do you guys with big ZTR's with rear baggers mow next to buildings without hitting them?? Do you guys mow next to buildings? Or do you stay a trimmer or push mower width away???

    I have a 52" super z and I do a lot of Government housing as well and other mowing next to houses and buildings. I was just wondering what you guys do and if anyone has had major contact with a building???

    Any and all input would be helpful

  2. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    We don't bag unless there are leaves & in that case we blow them away from obstacles. Other than that, just get as close as you can & if you can't turn sharply, back up & work your way over until you can turn.
  3. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I've been mowing close for a lots of years - I was just wondering if there was a better way??? Had a incident with a building yesterday - not a bad one but one..

  4. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,335

    I dont have any problem at all mowing right next to things with my Walker or my Dixon with rear mounted catcher. Guess I am just used to it. Have heard stories about other crews in town hitting things with baggers (fences so hard the bags fell of the mower, etc). I can see where it would be more of a problem with a 3 bag catcher instead of the 2 bag.

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