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windy days

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnman456, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    what do you guys do on a very windy day like today. i can't keep up with it. everything i blew it just blew back or blew everywhere.

    i had to quit early today. and i still have alot to do.

    how does everyone deal with the wind on a windy day?
     
  2. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,933

    treat it like a rain day .. stay home twice as much work with 1/2 the results for the same pay.
     
  3. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    Same thing happ to me early in the week.. I just do the best I can .. only can do so much.. get what you can.. 5 inches of snow last ngiht for us and a big winter storm coming im prety much all done How many more jobs do you have...??
     
  4. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    If we did this in Oklahoma, we would NEVER work...a calm day here is 10 to 15 mph...
     
  5. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    How do you deal with clean-ups? I would guess perhaps customers have a higher tolerance for that, but perhaps you have some tips for those of us not accustomed to constant wind?
     
  6. flakebortch

    flakebortch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I have a backpack blower and a tarp for my setup. While I'm blowing leaves into a huge pile I move around it so that my back is to the wind, i.e. I'm working with the wind. Wind shifts and so do I.
     
  7. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,806

    wow, good solid advice. except when you blow a pile and the wind changes scattering everything over what you just did, even with your back to it.

    wind killed us today, must have been 40+mph gusts. we still managed to get 7 done by 2 though. had to quit, it got really windy
     
  8. TREEGUARD

    TREEGUARD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    :cry:Don't even bother working it's not worth the agrvation when you get a pile & turn your back for 10 seconds and there all over the lawn again,
     
  9. Cheapscapes

    Cheapscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    thought i was the only one with the wind today sheesh what a mess..after about 1/2 hour i was ready to pack it in....i was doing a 3 acre lot...dont mind the wind... hate when it chages direction on you...i found the wind is never going in the direction i want to move the pile in...so im forced to tarp and dragg it...
     
  10. lawnman456

    lawnman456 LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Messages: 90

    when i was doing it today the wind was changing directions every minute. it is very frustrating
     

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