This article will give you an overview of what is involved in cutting long grass, from the equipment needed to the risks inherent to the options you have. We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area. Call us for all of your needed acreage mowing needs and to arrange for a job quote.
Now, though, let’s delve into cutting long grass, or cutting tall grass as some like to say.
Equipment needed for cutting long grass
When we say “cutting long grass,” we are talking about grass which is 6”-12” long, or longer. That length usually requires special equipment to mow. A simple TORO push mower (residential gas mower) does not have the blade revolutions necessary to make those cuts, and the blades are not sharp enough to make those cuts.
True, you can do the job with a residential mower, but it will take several passes over the area to achieve the goal and then, the cut will not be uniform. Oftentimes, what we see with residential mowers taking on tall grass, is much of the grass actually pushed down when the mower passes over it, and an hour later that grass springs back up into place, leaving you with a very uneven cut.
What do you need for a good cut? You need a tractor mower, and in some cases you also need a brush hog, which is an attachment for the tractor which takes on shrubbery and bushes. Tractor mowers have much-sharper blades. Those blades are made of much-stronger steel. And those blades revolve at much-higher revolution rates than residential mowers. The bottom line: they get the job done first time, every time.
Risks involved with cutting long grass
This is another important consideration when cutting overgrown grass. There are, invariably, hidden treasures buried in that grass, treasures like rocks and branches and pieces of metal. Those “treasures” become catapulted weapons when struck by revolving blades, and those weapons can do damage to people and structures and vehicles.
That is the reason why companies like Keith’s Tractor Mowing carry $1,000,000 general liability for every mowing job they do. Even the professionals are concerned with the risks involved with cutting long grass.
And we won’t even mention the damage to bodies which can be done by non-professionals taking on a professional job. Every year, thousands of property owners are injured by taking on mowing jobs with inadequate equipment and a lack of proper skill.
Options and costs associated with cutting long grass
Your two options when dealing with cutting long grass are: you can do it yourself and end up doing an inadequate job, or you can hire a professional, like Keith’s Tractor Mowing, and have the job done right and done safely. Yes, professional mowing companies like Keith’s Tractor Mowing will cost you, but in the long-run that cost is going to be worth it.
A word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing
Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth community, taking on lot mowing over one acre, pipeline clearing, right of way mowing, municipal jobs, and all other manner of acreage mowing. Call Keith’s Tractor Mowing when you want the best job for the money.