Whether you’re a residential customer looking for commercial mowers in Chicago or you’re the owner of a landscaping company looking for the same, you know the benefit a good mower can have on your property. It’s satisfying to see a well-manicured lawn stretching out before you, especially when you’re the one who just cut it down to size.
However, too many individuals across the US are injured, sometimes quite badly, in accidents with commercial mowers. The machine is inherently dangerous, thanks to its razor-sharp cutting deck, and there are some 80,000 injuries every year. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you know how to operate a commercial grass cutter safely.
One of the most important tips is to avoid accidental contact with the cutting deck but sometimes this is more easily said than done. You need to ensure you’ve got sturdy shoes on that cover your toes and provide you good grip on slippery, wet surfaces.To avoid flying debris, you should always wear some sort of protective eyewear. Additionally if you’re on a standing or a riding mower, always be careful on sloping lawns – go with the direction of the slope instead across it to avoid your mower toppling over. If you’re using a push mower, the opposite is safest, as you have a lessened chance of being pulled beneath the mower this way. Finally, never leave a grass cutter unattended; while the majority of mowers have safety interlocks to ensure they don’t work while unmanned, you should wait until the cutting deck has come to a complete stop before stepping away from a lawn mower.
Call (877)-463-3685 to learn about how Keen Edge can provide you with commercial landscaping equipment that’s both safe and easy to use so you can get the job done quickly and without harm.