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Guide to Roadside Mowing Maintenance

Roadside mowing is an essential and critical task. When roadsides aren't maintained, overgrowth can reduce visibility for drivers, cause environmental issues, and make roadways far from safe. But here's the rub — roadside mowers have to confront the safety risk of maintaining these tricky areas. Landscape contractors must be uniquely equipped to handle the challenges of roadside mowing. Keep these tips in mind for effective and safe roadside maintenance. 

Inspect the Area Before Mowing

It's best to know what you're getting into before you get into it (a luxury we don’t always have in life, but we absolutely do in this case). Inspecting the roadside allows you to move any debris that might stand in your way. You should also use this inspection time to understand the angle of the slope. Do you feel confident about mowing the angle? If not, you might need another game plan. 

A slope that's too steep can cause rollovers and other mowing accidents. You can reduce the risk of rolling over on a driving mower with a Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS), but it doesn't protect you against every slope. In addition, always wear your seat belt. 

Wear Protective Equipment

You've decided to mow the roadside area — now what? Gear up. You'll need safety glasses, a hard hat, and reflective clothing. Mowing any terrain comes with the risk of flying debris, so Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a must. Roadside mowing also comes with traffic, so you've got to stay visible. A best practice for roadside and highway mowing is to mow in the direction of oncoming traffic for better visibility.

Overcome Risks With Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers

Between dangerous slopes, flying projectiles, and distracted traffic, roadside mowing can be one difficult road trip. At RC Mowers, we understand roadside terrain maintenance and have designed mowers that make it easier and safer than ever. R Series Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers are a safe, efficient, and kickass way to handle roadside mowing. 

These powerful machines are fitted with high-quality cameras, robust blades, and adjustable heights, so you can maintain roadside terrain in half the time (sometimes even less). Stand at a safe spot and navigate the mower with a user-friendly LCD screen with real-time information and diagnostics. Improve safety, enhance working conditions, and make up for staff shortages with R Series Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers. Bonus: Your people will actually enjoy running these machines.

See the R Series in Action

You’re in it every day and you know that a lot of dangerous areas need to be mowed. With the R Series, you don't have to put your staff at risk. R Series Remote-Operated Robotic Mowers make managing tough terrain easier than ever and connect your team to opportunities for niche revenue. Take over jobs where people won't dare to mow, and watch your business thrive. Request a demo today.