Having a 50" deck on your zero-turn can help you complete jobs faster, but when you're servicing residential properties, there may be times you encounter a gate that is too small for your mower. This article will walk you through what to do if you encounter this situation and how to avoid potential claims for damaged gates. 

Use a Push Mower or a Smaller Piece of Equipment

We recommend that TaskEasy contractors who are performing services on residential properties carry a mower that is 36" or smaller to accommodate average gate sizes (4-5 ft. wide). This will help prevent delays in service and damage to gates

Take Photos and Contact TaskEasy

We understand that there may be times when a new property is added to your route and you did not anticipate a small gate. If you run into this problem, simply take a photo of the gate with your mower next to it, upload it to the task and contact TaskEasy.

After contacting TaskEasy, the task will either be rescheduled for a day when you have your smaller mower, or it will be reassigned if you do not own a mower that can fit through the gate. 

Note: if you do not have a mower that can fit through the average gate (4-5 ft. wide),  you should avoid accepting residential work to prevent unnecessary trips out to properties. 

NEVER Tamper with Gates

If you encounter a gate that is too small for your mower, you should NEVER take it apart or tamper with it to make it fit. Doing so is a major liability and you will be held accountable for any damages caused.

Our field inspectors will be closely monitoring properties to ensure gates are not tampered with. If you are found tampering with gates, you will no longer be offered new jobs in your area and you will be held liable for any damages.

Report Any Pre-Existing Damage

Nobody likes being blamed for something they didn't do. If you get to a property and there is pre-existing damage, please take a photo, upload it to the task, and contact us immediately. While you may think it is a waste of time to document pre-existing damage, not doing so will end up costing you more time and money in the end. Learn more about reporting pre-existing damage.