Who else had to quit early today?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KTO Enterprises, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Well at 2 oclock after 3 shirts and 3 gallons of water I had to quit for the day. It was so hot I couldnt even see straight. It was even hard to keep the temperature down on the tractor. Anyone in the south running aircooled engines when it is this hot is koo koo.
  2. Patatoe1

    Patatoe1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 111

    Just got in a half our ago here in Chicago suburbs. Right now it is 91, but the heat index is 101. Thank god I wasn't just mowing all day today.
  3. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    I didn't even start today, I finished up Saturday, and with no rain in sight it looks like I'll get caught up on maintenance which is a good thing.

    Somebody do a rain dance!
  4. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    We were at 96 when I quit for the day with a heat index of 116.

    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Started early---got in around 12:30. Went into the pool but it too was 92, not much comfort.
  6. deereequipment

    deereequipment LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    96, heat index 106 here. We got done around 1:30.
    Same for tomorrow.

    Too hot on employees and equipment.
    Using cool vests on employees, but still just too hot.
  7. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    I had to quit early due to severe rains and t-storms. It rained so hard for a while, you couldnt see 5 feet in front of you. In some spots there was 6-8 inches of standing water across the roadway. I feel bad for you guys having to work out in that extreme heat!!! Take care of yourselves and dont over-do it.:waving:
  8. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Nobody likes a bragger. HAHA. Enjoy it cause we damn sure arent getting any.
  9. cborden

    cborden LawnSite Member
    from 46140
    Messages: 179

    I decided to just keep my two crews in today, first time in six seasons. We did get everything serviced and repaired.
  10. Harley-D

    Harley-D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    3:40 pm...98 deg
    Heat index 107.8.
    44% humidity.
    tomorrow worse? :(

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