Cutting High Grass Precautions You Should Consider

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Cutting high grass is dangerous!

We’ve said it before, we will say it again, because people are still being injured across the country, by taking on a job they are not prepared to take on.  In this article, we will talk about the dangers inherent in cutting long grass, and the safety precautions you should take to avoid injury.

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There are two reasons why cutting high grass is dangerous

Take our word for it, cutting tall grass is a dangerous task.  The national statistics support that statement, and our experience in this industry supports it.  The reasons are twofold:

  • Hidden objects under the grass become projectiles
  • The mower gets jammed and injury follows while unjamming the blades

Let’s look at each of these.

Hidden objects as projectiles

Tall grass hides rocks, it hides small sticks, it hides pieces of metal.  Mower blades function at a high speed.  When blades strike buried objects, they will oftentimes fling those objects upwards and outwards, and those objects thus become dangerous projectiles traveling over one-hundred miles per hour.  If you have ever been struck by a rock, flying at over one-hundred miles per hour, you can attest to the pain it will cause.

Jammed blades

Regular lawnmowers used by homeowners do not have the blade revolutions fast enough to properly cut tall grass. Oftentimes, those blades will jam when the grass is too high and thick.  Amazingly, there are still people who will reach their hand into the jam, trying to pull it free, and that will result in bad cuts or finger amputations when the blades are freed of the obstruction and they automatically begin revolving again.

Precautions you can take while cutting high grass

  1. Never reach under a mower trying to free it of obstructions
  2. Weed-whack the tall grass before mowing it
  3. Remove all buried items from the area before mowing
  4. Rent a tractor mower, which is designed to handle long grass-mowing

Or, you can simply do the following

If you can afford it, this is the option which is the safest and sanest.  Simply hire an expert who has the equipment necessary to do the job quickly and safely.  A Tractor mower is designed and constructed to handle long grass. Their blades are made of the strongest steel, they are heavier, and they can beat the tall grass into submission.

Yes, it may cost more than you wanted to spend, to hire a tractor mower operator, but compared to the cost of an emergency room visit, it is an option worth considering.

We are not trying to frighten you with this article, but we are trying to make you aware of the dangers this task involves.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing

Keith’s Tractor Mowing has the equipment to handle the toughest of jobs, and the expertise to do so without causing any harm to anyone or damage to any structures.  We carry $1,000,000 general liability insurance, just to make sure everyone is protected.  We are the trusted name in the Fort Worth area.

Need we say more?

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