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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The Mowman, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. The Mowman

    The Mowman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Just wondering what is the standard for safety protection while mowing? I use headphones for mowing with a visor for string trimming.<p>----------<br>Stephen<br>
  2. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i carry a 9mm........on not that kind of protection. ear phones abd oakley sunglasses<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: columbiaplower
  3. OP
    The Mowman

    The Mowman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

  4. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 445

    Steel toes, Eye protection(all the time), and hearing protection(Elvex FM stereo 29db).
  5. snow

    snow Guest
    Messages: 0

    I have steel toed work boots, and the headphones that go along with my minidisc player. For jobs with a lot of trimming i have sunglasses that came with my wendys happy meal(it's no joke!).<p><br>Bryan<p>----------<p>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.snowplow.web.com&quot;&gt;The Snowplow Homepage&lt;/a&gt;<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: snow
  6. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    Don't rely on sunglasses to protect your eyes from flying debris. I know that they help with the light stuff, but they are not designed to protect against impact the way saftey glasses are. Many saftey equipment companies are now selling stylish sunglasses that comply with safety regulations.
  7. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I use one of those Echo hardhat,ear-muff,with flip down visor things. Long sleve shirts help protect from the sun.
  8. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Steel toe boots, Ear muffs, safety sun glasses that not only protect from the sun but wrap around the side of my head to protect from debris. Regular sunglasses will not do the trick. I know I look like Forest Gump but all of that gear keeps me safe. <p>I figure I will need my hearing for some time to come. Without my eys it would be hard to do mow and trim. I do not even want to think what it would feel like to have a toe cut off.<p>This is an interesting post. I see a lot of compaines down here not using hearing or eye protection. I always wonder why not. It just makes sense to me use them.<p><p>----------<br>Jeff<br>
  9. GrassRoots Lawn Care

    GrassRoots Lawn Care Guest
    Messages: 0

    I wear polycarb. sunglasses, wide straw hat to keep the sun off my head & neck, steel toed Redwings, and ear protection. Occasionally a Trojan, ribbed of course, I believe in 100% customer satisfaction.<p>----------<br>Mike Reynolds,<br>GrassRoots Lawn Care, Florida
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Try the sheepskin - all natural and greater sensitivity. LOL<p>Ear plugs and a sony stereo headphone set. Trimming I add the safety glasses. Toes have the steel wrapper. Other than that I dont wear a hat or long sleeves, I'm not light skinned but I do watch and don't burn at all.

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