Mowing with 2 mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Expert Lawns, Aug 22, 2003.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    For those of you that mow with two mowers on one lawn, how do you go about keeping your stripes straight? Do you talk about it prehand or just hop on and mow? I am worried about getting my second mower and having my stripes not meet up.

    I also think it would get worse with two different sized mowers. Wouldn't that look akward
  2. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,157

    We just keep the mowers on different parts of the yard.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    One mower in back yard, and the other in front...
  4. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    What happens when they meet? Not all lawns are front and back. Most of mine have side yards, the mowers will meet eventually.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Do horizontal stripes front and back and then do another direction on the sides... Most of mine the sides are so tight you can only do it one way so they are diff then what I did at ffront or back, just do it so it contrats instead of trying to match , cause youll never match it perfectly.... ___ /////||||||\\\\\\ know what I mean ??
  6. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 740

    Just like Chris's, but the Stright ones would only be 2 of them.

    Also use different patters...
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Once your rows are set, it's all the same (provided your two mowers are the same size). Now, in the beginning of the season, before any stripes are laid down, it's a different story, but I have the perfect method for operation with two mowers that will quickly establish the patterns, and they all come together - just like running one mower. It's foolproof. I'd be happy to sit down, draw it out and explain it to you sometime, as it's just too cool not to share. It has alot to do with the pattern setting, and the way everything is started. I have a method, and it is for good reason(s). I would love to explain this on here, but it would be one long thread. Though it's not that complicated, it is just alot of writing. Let me know if you would like to learn, because it is a rarity when you learn anything from;)
  8. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Nah Runner, you have a lot of great ideas and I hope soon to sit down and learn more from you
  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    split up the yard into sections. Must lawns are divided already by something, either landscaping beds, driveway, fence, etc.

    MARYLANDMOWER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Go around your perimeter, then divide the area in half, and work way from each other, it will look like one mower did the mowing.

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