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What Gloves Do You Use???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mike's Lawn Care, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Mike's Lawn Care

    Mike's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Hi, I just got my license for AR 2012. I have been in the green business since 2004. Got a truck and a spray rig. Haven't started spraying yet. Have about 80 customers I mow for and landscape, and am hoping to get there accounts. What I was wondering was a couple of thing.

    What gloves do you use? My hands sweat a lot.

    How do you keep the gloves clean on the jobs?
  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They also got buckets of 15 mil PVC gloves that
    Are fine for some uses

    I guess it's a bit expensive but its time saver
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  5. JandBLawnCare

    JandBLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I don't think there is any way around it. I have used a black surgical type glove, every rubber glove from Depot and use a rubber glove now with a cotton liner glued in it. My point is use them for a few rounds and swap em. They all will stink your hands will stink. Keep some Dawn handy.
  6. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a few pairs of the 15 mil green nitrile ones from gemplers that I use when mixing and every truck has a pair in case of spill cleanup. I also use these if I have to change or clean a nozzle.

    Most of the time when I'm applying I use 6 mil disposable black nitrile gloves. I get mine from car quest. I forget the brand. They put them on sale once a year and I stock up. They are very strong. I use them when working with any kind of granular pesticide and when using a backpack or skid sprayer. I just use a new pair on every job. With the green ones my hands sweat so much that the gloves are soaked after one or two jobs.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2013
  7. Mike's Lawn Care

    Mike's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Thanks guys for the input. Been learning a lot around this forum.
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,557

    I used green heavy nitrile gloves, that were a couple of sizes too big. I built 3 inch diameter cubby holes on the truck near the reel, to store them in after I was done spraying. I wanted to be able to write invoices and drive without gloves. Use then again for next job. Once a day, rinse them off in a bucket of soapy water and put on wooden drying spikes to dry. (Or hang by the fingers with clothespins. On the truck or inside the cab. They dry overnight).

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