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Question Clippings and pictures

Does every property get mowed with a bagger attachment or what? I see that the regulations out there indicate that all clippings are removed from the yard. How do you do that, especially on big yards? Where do you take the clippings? So far when I've done grass, it was with a bagger attachment and a lot of dumping. But every property?

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just keep mowing the **** out of it and blow it around. They don't pay enough for bagging.
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When possible I mow the properties in a circle blowing away from the house. Therefore no clippings in the yard.

I also mow a pattern to blow them out of the yard and mulch the hell out of them. That is where a powerful mower comes in real handy.
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25 horsepower hustler zero turn. I start at the house, blowing it into the yard. then I trim the hell out of everything. right down to the dirt. back in the drivers seat at the perimeter, exhausting it outward, being careful of the neighbors. if neighbors is cut nice, I go to great lengths to keep the clippings from blowing onto theirs. once it's cut, I go over it again if there's windrows. I also removed the discharge shield. I have been known to spray grass killer around the areas that need to be trimmed. I spend extra time in the spring on each cut so as to save time later in the season. bagging's a bitch. it doesn't work to bag. I overcame it with horsepower. just don't send any rocks thru the neighbors windows.
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only time we bag is when there's no place to blow the clippings, or the clippings are too thick to move with the mower. 20hp will only do so much with 3ft tall thick grass.
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Red face Wheew... ok, but...

What about huge yards? I will be doing a lot of rural properties it would seem. Do I do anything special there? I guess the master-blaster type mowing you do a lot could pretty much send the mulched grass anywhere if you keep sending it in the direction of the wind.

I am just a little leery because I have so far done just a couple of yards at the end of last year. The main one was a pretty big lot and it was roughly 4 feet high in one section. (It was taller and had fallen over) There was a sign posted on the door from the city. Being a city lot and directly across from the city's high school, they had a lot of complaints from code compliance.

Anyway, I had a guy mow it low in a single pass (for most of it) with his Grasshopper. He had a bagging attachment. He made a ton of dumps onto his trailer and then dumped his trailer probably 3 times. I was just scared I would need a bagger all year.

I have heard good comments about the yard. People were pretty amazed to see it cut. I was amazed I made money on the deal (it took 2 months of price haggling to get the job and the weather was getting cold) But hopefully we can put that behind us and just mow and blow these work orders like typical customers starting April 1.

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Big

You can see the football field behind. And my pathetic photo angle. But this is some healthy grass as you can see by the chain link gate.
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Wink When we finally cut it...

The grass had almost completely died and was tilted over by the time it was approved and cut down. The guys wore jackets. At least most trees still had their leaves...
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It's all about the photo.
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anytime I bid a hayfield i also bid to remove the clippings. no way am I doing it for their stinking price.
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