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new efficiency practice for me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by logan, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 315

    i know that a lot of us use the trimmer to "blow" with on occasion. Earlier this week, i saw that the exhaust from my Stander blew the grass of the window sill(sometimes). Next, I tried to use the exhaust from my trimmer, to blow the grass off of the window sill. I worked great, as long as the window in closed:) Just thought I would pass that revelation on, so some of us can use it to save a trip into the backyard with the blower.
     
  2. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

    what in the WORLD is grass doing on a window sill???????????????????????
     
  3. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Ditto ^^^^ :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  4. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,108

    Maybe a basement window sill?
     
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    If it was a basement window sill them a exhaust you not blow it off. It would most likely be stuck on to the window then
     
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Definitely we have had grass on a window sill. No way around it, trimming around the foundation, and that basement window will always get it. :hammerhead:
    I'll pass that tip along to Matt about the trimmer exhaust and see how it works.
     
  7. gilatplc

    gilatplc LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 330

    Logan, is from FL we don't have basements???

    But if we did I can see where this make sence.
     
  8. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    My lawns have basements but I use the blower to clean up. Using a trimmer would actually take me more time to flip around and the go back to whacking. I would rather do it in one shot with the blower.
     
  9. logan

    logan LawnSite Senior Member
    from FL
    Messages: 315

    some house have only a little space between them. If the wnd gets hold of the clippings, then they will land on the sill. I am calling it a sill, but it is the slanted concrete piece outside of the windows. it is almost horizontal, so it can collect clipping sometimes. The wind from the exhaust is not like a blower, true, but it can still do the trick in certain situations.
     
  10. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    on your stander put your sheild down, turn on blades and go backwards(watch out for rocks that could be launched). i do this sometimes when traveling back to the truck, mostly in fall to clear drive of leaves. faster than a blower when its dry.
     

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