I have a pet peeve with people who think that just because I have big lawn mowers I can cut ultra long grass. I won't take my mowers on to properties that haven't been mowed in forever, with long grass and who knows what hiding in there. First, it's not good for the mowers. Second, I have to use my mowers to cut my regular customers grass and make it look good. I'm not real big on tearing up my blades just to knock down someone's footlong field that they've been too lazy to cut. I'm sure there are some LCOs that do the footlong fields, who knock down the tall grass. If I had a brushhog, or sicle mower I might think of it. But I don't, and won't. Really, just because I have a big commercial mower doesn't mean I want to ruin it mowing those kinds of things. And it doesn't mean it's any better for mowing grass that length either. I bought my mowers to make regularly cut lawns look nice, not to slash through the lazy man's uncut fields. I always enjoy the looks I get when I turn those jobs down. Like they are doing me a favor by offering me the opportunity to knock down their mess. A close cousin to those kinds of lawns are the people with the new sod installation. They wait forever to mow the lawn, as they should, to get the roots to set. Then they call me expecting me to have some magical cure for their long mess. "Can you cut it, just once, to clean it up?" Nope. I hate cutting new sod lawns to begin with, and cutting foot long new sod lawns is a double pita in my book. Argh. Just venting.