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    Default Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    Is this a good idea? I think it's time I wear this while mowing for hours at a time. Ebay? Can anyone suggest a basic value priced ear protection headphones?

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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    Peltor 3MTek have a wire frame and are comfortable- I use them all the time mowing cutting wood, or ear plugs when its really hot.
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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    I started wearing hearing protection while using a 5hp push mower 26 years ago. I found I was less fatigued after the job. Today, even on the tractor bush hogging, I'll wear ear plugs.

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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    I buy a few pairs of the better earmuffs at Harbor freight so I can throw them on anyone running my chipper or woodsplitter or weedwhackers, leaf blowers chainsaws..... and the list goes on
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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    While it is a good idea for hearing protection, I don't wear anything which is probably why I am nearly deaf. I don't usually mow for "hours" maybe 2 at the most and my JD mower is pretty quiet. If I were at it 8-10 hours per day, I would surely break out my shooting ear muffs. Anyone ever do a decibel measurement of their equipment. I know I don't need anything in my cab tractor but would be curious if any actual measurement has been done for different tractors doing different chores.
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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    Worktunes headphones are great, they have a digital tuner AM/FM with a aux plug for MP3 input.

    I think I got mine at Lowes.

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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by droptop View Post
    Worktunes headphones are great, they have a digital tuner AM/FM with a aux plug for MP3 input.

    I think I got mine at Lowes.
    If you are like most folks that use ear buds and headphone, they put the music up louder than what they would be hearing without any hearing protection. Folks that pour on the loud music 12+ hours per day without giving their ears a rest are destined for hearing problems later in life (some of them sooner due to the 100 Db blasting tunes they run about with all day long. I have 80% hearing loss in both my ears and if I can hear the music from a persons ear buds or head phone while setting across an isle from them then it is definitely tooo loud.
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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    I bought these, MidwayUSA Ultimate 10 Earmuffs by Peltor (NRR 30dB) Black for shooting. My wife and I use them when we are mowing. I find them comfortable. They kill the noise, yet allow conversation.


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    Default Re: Ear Muffs / Hearing Protection while mowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Notforhire View Post
    I bought these, MidwayUSA Ultimate 10 Earmuffs by Peltor (NRR 30dB) Black for shooting. My wife and I use them when we are mowing. I find them comfortable. They kill the noise, yet allow conversation.


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    I wish I had worn something all those years growing up on the farm. Now I don't start a mower, saw or trimmer without my shooting muffs on. Haven't used them on the tractor yet but it's fairly quiet and don't think I've run it more than 20min at a time so far.

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