Too cold to mow...temperatures

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by CJ's Mowing Service, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    If they still work when it’s warm I’ll keep using them. Only work a few days this cold so I’m not replacing 7 batteries because they won’t work when it’s this cold but fine the rest of the year.
     
  2. BigJlittleC

    BigJlittleC LawnSite Fanatic
    from Chicago
    Messages: 7,050

    It's your trucks do what you want. Maybe replace one or two and get some good cables. Cost about the same as a good jump pack.
     
  3. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    These are just mowers, blowers, and leaf loaders I’m talking about. Yea I wouldn’t do that with trucks. I’m thinking of running a lead off of my truck battery to the inside of my box truck to use as jumper cables. Once they start and warm up they are fine all day.
     
  4. KUMA01

    KUMA01 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don’t mow with frost on the ground in the mornings I’ll wait till it burns off. My diesel is plugged in every night along with the excavator and mini skid. Additives are in the fuel mowers and all equipment are warmed up for 10 minutes 2 stroke equipment for 5 minutes.
     
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  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or pulling it in overnight

    could also be glow plug issues
    Just because the wait to start light comes on and goes off with the timer doesn’t mean they’re actually working

    then there are those people who don’t know what that feature is for (mostly southern people with diesels) and starts them all like a gasser..

    can’t tell you how many people I ran into that didn’t know about that
    I was shocked
     
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  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Make sure you’ve got a dead man switch and a disconnect
    Wouldn’t want live wires hanging out in the truck box
     
  7. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
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    fork truck connections will be used. Like I said it’s only for leaf season and I’ll probably unhook it in the spring. BTW one mower did start but the hurricane didn’t.
     
  8. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Are you pushing him?
     
  9. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    16 degrees when I went to school this morning. Wish this little layer of ice and snow would melt off I've got work to do!
     
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  10. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wish it was that cold here, then the snow we got yesterday would have stuck. It's 32 right now, but the ground is still too warm.
     
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