The Do’s and Don’ts of Ranch Mowing

acreage mowing

The following information about ranch mowing is purely our professional opinion. True, it is based on years of experience, but we are also aware that there are differing opinions on practically every topic devised by man, so you need to take that into account.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, serving the Greater Fort Worth area with experienced acreage mowing and all other mowing jobs over an acre in size. When the job is too large, and you need it done professionally, call us!

The don’ts of ranch mowing.

Ranch mowing implies acreage, and acreage demands the use of a tractor mower and, in some cases, a brush hog.  The first “don’t” we need to discuss is don’t operate heavy equipment without proper training and proper insurance coverage.  We could post the statistics about injuries (and death) caused by untrained people operating heavy machinery, but you can look those up for yourself. Suffice it to say it is not worth the risk.  And if your insurance policy has a stipulation about not operating heavy machinery, and you get injured, the medical bills could easily put you into financial difficulty.

Next, don’t mow any acreage without doing a walk-through inspection.  You can quickly damage a tractor mower by hitting a submerged, hidden object like a rock or piece of metal.

Finally, do not mow any field or acreage without wearing protective clothing and eye protection. The reason for this should be self-explanatory.

The do’s of ranch mowing.

On the positive side, make sure you consult the local agricultural center to find out the proper mowing schedule for the type of field grass you desire.  Grazing acreage is mowed differently than haying acreage, so a quick phone call will put you on the right path to success.

Always clear the area of people and animals when mowing acreage. Flying debris is something you do not want, and yet it is unavoidable.  The best you can do is make sure no one, or no animal, is nearby.

Finally, have an honest discussion with yourself. Yes, having a commercial mowing service costs money, but it may be money well-spent if it saves you valuable time and is done in a manner which eliminates risk.

When I doubt, discretion over valor.

We run the risk of sounding self-serving with this advice, but it is our opinion that almost all ranch mowing should be done by a trained professional.  We have seen far too many accidents resulting in major injuries; we would feel irresponsible if we did not do our best to make sure people are properly warned of the risk.  When in doubt, pay the money and have a pro do the job.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

In the Fort Worth area, when ranchers and farmers want the job done correctly, the name Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a name they remember. That kind of name recognition can only happen when the reputation is spotless.  Call us for all of your big mowing jobs, from pipeline mowing to cemetery mowing to HOA services.