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No access to the yard!?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thedreamingtreelawnscapes, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. thedreamingtreelawnscapes

    thedreamingtreelawnscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I went to give an estimate today for mowing. When I arrived there is no access to the yard. The front yard is elevated approximately 3ft vertically and is surrounded by a retaining wall. The only way to get a mower in and out would be through a yard two doors down. The homeowner said she can get the 2 neighbors to sign a paper saying I have permission to access her yard through theirs. I want to make sure I protect myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,244

    Where do they park their car?
     
  3. thedreamingtreelawnscapes

    thedreamingtreelawnscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    The driveway. But the driveway is below the yard and surrounded by steps and a wall.
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  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Have any scrap wood laying around, make a ramp and leave it on the property somewhere.
     
  5. thedreamingtreelawnscapes

    thedreamingtreelawnscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    It seems a little high to try and ramp a 48" walk behind. Have you done it before?
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  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    Think I would just keep looking.
     
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Messages: 6,826

    Me too.
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  8. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Messages: 354

    What's the sq. ft/size? 21" it and charge her double if it's do-able
     
  9. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I don't know but I won't take no mower through nobody else's yard.
    Nope, not gone happen.
    No way, no, no, no, no, no, and no, and no, and no.
    And No, I said no.

    I do like the ramp idea, I think that would be doable.
    I'd think all you'd need is a couple of those thick 8 or 10 foot boards.
    Even if you have to buy them it shouldn't run much over $30, probably not even that.
    This I would be willing to try, even if I lost that money trying.
     
  10. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    I didn't see a pic? I have used a set of portable aluminum ramps to go up retaining walls before. Even had a neighbor say " nobody has ever had a walk behind up there before". I can get a toro 32" mower up several steps that way. Doing broker work over the years has put me in some odd predicaments. Had one gig I had to carry a mower up 10 steps on a fancy stone retaining wall. Genius that built it even irrigated the grass area (with no mower acces).
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