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The real way to mow and blow

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by freshprince94, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

  2. Roger The Turtle

    Roger The Turtle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

  3. TomberLawn

    TomberLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Those are terrible!!! I'm surprised the guys in the first video didn't have shears to mow that grass!
     
  4. Dave_005

    Dave_005 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    i hope this was just a joke doing it for the vid. if i hired someone and they used trimers to MOW with i would have Fired them before they got a 1/3 of the way through that small section. as soon as i saw them doing that i would send them on thier way.
     
  5. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    do you really think putting a mower up there to blow objects at cars is a better idea? not to mention getting a z turn on that median.
     
  6. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    not to mention there is no room to blow there without being hit by a car-dont be a hater-go mow some grass dude
     
  7. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I agree, how can you criticize these guys? They did it the best way possible (although using brooms went a lil' far) They did the same amount of work as 1 guy (cause there's no way you'll get 2 or 3 on there blowing crap at each other) in 15 minutes. Keep in mind that there are cars going by that are just a few feet from them. I guess you've never hit a soda bottle, or a beer can or even a piece of debris to see what it will actually do. I say less wear on a bigger mower & 20 minutes worth of work done in 2 minutes. Plus, the way they were doing it didn't look like they scalped anywhere, just nice even motions.

    Chris
     
  8. wintergreenlawn&landscape

    wintergreenlawn&landscape LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 174

    Prisoners should be mowing the medians for nothing....but I agree with Meadow, I would employ this practice, rather than crossing busy streets with a machine, bucking it up over the curb and possibly shooting debris into on-coming traffic.
     
  9. mark_the_psycho

    mark_the_psycho LawnSite Member
    Messages: 213

    Why not use a 21 inch mulcher?

    And why was one guy using a branch as a broom?
     
  10. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    Again, it would not have gotten done in a timely fashion, plus they would have had to start up their weed whackers to go around the curb line. SO you would have had wear & tear on a mower & weed whackers vs. 4 weed whackers. Also, personally, I wouldn't have wanted to stay on that median longer than I had to.....ever see a car swerve out of control & hit one of those things? Less time there = less chance for liability. Not sure of the guy w/the branch??? Maybe he was using it to push the grass in the bag or maybe just stuffing it in there.
     

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