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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Dusty grass cutting

While cutting grass, I tie a bandanna around my face or use a dust mask. I wear safety goggles but since I wear glasses stuff still finds it's way in. What do you folks use to prevent eating your lawn? I was thinking of a bee-keepers hat.
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Hire <25 year olds to do it.
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I just make sure I'm not outside while the service is doing their thing.

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I cut my own grass.
There are dust masks that have a one way valve on the to felicitate breathing.
There are also some safety goggles with a soft foam gasket around them to keep stuff out.
I use these when I work around silica dust and isulation.
There some guys in my neighborhood that will cut your grass for $20 for the front and an extra $10 for the back...WTH!
That way too cheap!
They prolly come come back when you're not there and rob you blind.


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Like Makedust said, get a quality dust mask. He and I are carpenters, we know. 3M dust mask with 2 replaceable elements and the one way air valve. I think OSH carries them now if you have an OSH nearby.

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Don't forget the sunscreen. I wear a strip from towels that I tear up. Yeah, looks like karate king. I use lots of sunscreen and it slowly gets into my eyes as I sweat while running the diesel tractor. Burns like a mother too. Anyone know how to stop this?
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Don't forget the sunscreen. I wear a strip from towels that I tear up. Yeah, looks like karate king. I use lots of sunscreen and it slowly gets into my eyes as I sweat while running the diesel tractor. Burns like a mother too. Anyone know how to stop this?


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Although I use a ventilation mask in the shop, I use cloth masks while mowing. I have found that I MUCH prefer the surgical mask type over the type that fit like a cup over your face. It is a lot more breathable and comfortable.
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I de-thatched this weekend.

It was like being in a hay tornado.

I bet my lungs could use a good mowing.
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I'm just a couple hours north of you, so I know your pain. I actually try to mow my yard after it rains to try to help, but last year our drought was just so bad. I think I mowed my yard twice between june and September, it was just dead...

I've never actually used anything, but I probably should, we have a ton of dust and pollen around here.

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Keep bees don't mow problem solved LOL

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I've got a Zero turn mower that I tweaked the engine a bit, and I replaced the turf tires with ATV tires. Typically I can mow fast enough to avoid wearing the lawn- depending on the wind direction that is! You should see the bald spots around trees and stuff- I don't slow down at all, so it's starting to build up a small burm from the pushing through the curves!! LOL
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I've got a Zero turn mower that I tweaked the engine a bit, and I replaced the turf tires with ATV tires. Typically I can mow fast enough to avoid wearing the lawn- depending on the wind direction that is! You should see the bald spots around trees and stuff- I don't slow down at all, so it's starting to build up a small burm from the pushing through the curves!! LOL
lol....I use the stock turf tires on back and slicks on the front and I still tear turf around the tight turns even trying to take it easy. Bought about 600 pounds of top soil to fill in the ruts around my fruit trees and flower beds.
I have wondered though if ATV tires might spin just a little less and do less damage.

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I think I picked up a little more speed and cut the mow time some by going to them. They do like to tear up the grass when I take off from a stop, but then again I'm not taking off gradually.... kinda like driving my blue car!
The tires also help when mowing sideways along my ditches as well- less sliding downhill..
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