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No more dust in my eyes!! (pic)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawnworks, Oct 29, 2001.


    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Just clean your eyes out when the season is over and your waiting for the snow to fly.Enjoy the mulching while you can......:blob1: :blob3:
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I was asked the other day by someone that saw me cutting from a distance if I had bought a gas mask. I guess I do look a little wild with goggles, dust mask, hat, ear plugs all in. But, I wouldn't have it any other way especially this time of year. Leaf dust is the worst on my lungs.
  3. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I know I breathe in alot of dust, but I just cannot stand those little dust masks where you breathe in your own breath.
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943


    Nice setup! The earmuffs also cut down on the Q-Tip bill ! Not to mention they keep your ears warm too! Now you need something to keep that grin off your face! ;)

    Just noticed that your picture was taken with engine off (hopefully)! As your brake is on, your tires are pointed in the opposite direction as your locked and loaded arms keeping those levers foreward!!

    Keep on grindin'
  5. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 961

    Does that Chopper run soo smooth, you fall asleep while mowing?

    Thats a good idea, I may dig out my old 4 wheelin' goggles.
  6. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Wear all your safety equipment at all times, cause, "YA neva, neva know" LOL

    Jerky boy humor.
  7. Who look's funnier, Lawnworks or Guido?

    What ya going to shoot out of that roller Dave?

    BTW ya rollong some lawn with it.LOL Looks like asphalt to me.

  8. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Sorry, thats classified info. :p

    Actually your wrong, its this new black fescue we're secretly working on over here in Germany. It's going to replace asphalt roads as you know them, and give us more work!
  9. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,627

    I was wearing just a dust mask while on the mower and safety glasses when weedeating. Until the other day when a tree limb smashed into the tearduct of my eye almost hitting me directly in the eye. So I have tried wearing saftey glasses with the dust mask but the safety glasses keep fogging up. I need me some of them goggle. I dont like the plastic ones that are uncomfortable and they must work with the mask.
  10. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    When I first saw the pic, I thought it looked pretty silly. Then today I did my first attempt at mukching leaves with doubles and a mulch kit on my Metro. OH MY GOD! It was almost unbearable!
    The blow out was ridiculous. Besides being incredibly dirty, it just wasn't very efficient.
    The way the leaves were just blowing forward ahead of the mower reminded me of that comedy routine were ya go to pick up a hat and keep kicking it forward every time you bend over to pick it up!
    Plus I had to keep stopping to clear of the deck.

    Then I remembered someone saying to go in reverse (I think it was Casey). Wow! What a difference! Blow out almost gone completely, no more chasing down leaves, and leaves shredded to dust. Grass looked great.

    BUT (yeah, there's a but), on my 36" Exmark Metro there is only a "reverse assist", which isn't much help. I was basically just pulling the mower around backwards. Not easy!

    So on a mower with a real reverse, and on a fairly flat lawn, this works great. I may have to try something different for my mower though.

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