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GTC1187
03-05-2011, 06:36 PM
Holy crap, I look down and the lawn is ablaze! Then I notice its from the hot exhaust on my HRC216 setting fire to the dry grass built up on top of the deck. Took me a minute to get it out and now there is a burned patch!

Patriot Services
03-05-2011, 06:40 PM
Now that cheers me up. Nobody with a camera caught it?
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clean_cut
03-05-2011, 06:43 PM
"Yes Mrs. Jones, it seems I've er, umm... caught you lawn on fire. Can I come back and re-seed next week?" :D

Turf Dawg
03-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Well how tight did that butt pucker? :laugh::laugh::laugh:

I know my Walker scares the heck out of me sometimes when doing leaves and some spills onto and behind the exaust when dumping and then you see small flames around the heat shield.

One nice thing about our warm season grass is that in a coulple of weeks that burnt spot will be the best looking grass in the lawn. :weightlifter:

GTC1187
03-05-2011, 10:48 PM
Pretty damn tight I'll tell you what brother, I narrowly avoided sharting myself.

ALC-GregH
03-05-2011, 11:58 PM
Well how tight did that butt pucker? :laugh::laugh::laugh:

I know my Walker scares the heck out of me sometimes when doing leaves and some spills onto and behind the exhaust when dumping and then you see small flames around the heat shield.

One nice thing about our warm season grass is that in a couple of weeks that burnt spot will be the best looking grass in the lawn. :weightlifter:

I've had the same thing happen to me on my Tiger Cub a few times when bagging leaves. Anymore, I just grab the hand held blower and blow it out. :blob2: :D

White Gardens
03-06-2011, 12:38 AM
This thread needs Pictures!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193706&d=1278800427

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193707&d=1278800436

Agape
03-06-2011, 02:37 AM
This thread needs Pictures!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193706&d=1278800427

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193707&d=1278800436

must've been mowing pretty darn fast!

MowHouston
03-06-2011, 04:34 AM
thats what happens when you mow too low
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jiggz
03-06-2011, 04:35 AM
yea man that can get a little scary some times... one day i loaded a w/b in the bed of my truck, got a couple miles down the road and started smelling smoke i turned around looked threw the rear slide window and there was a little fire starting from grass in the bed from the exhaust...It sounds silly but its something from there on i have been more aware of.. i make it a point to blow off the machines every couple stops while im blowing off, it only takes a sec..

good lesson learned with little damage.. could have cost you a 7000 ztr

White Gardens
03-06-2011, 08:19 AM
must've been mowing pretty darn fast!

Ha!

Turns out the fuel line came off the carb and spewed fuel all over the exhaust.

Only reason I know that is once the fuel ignited, and I felt the fireball behind me, I jumped off quick of course and looked and seen the fuel line pouring out fuel.

Patriot Services
03-06-2011, 08:22 AM
Gee, equipment insurance suddenly sounds like a good idea doesn't it?
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Agape
03-06-2011, 11:34 AM
Gee, equipment insurance suddenly sounds like a good idea doesn't it?
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yeah, if you get $12K mower, I'm still using a 36" walkbehind that I got 10 years ago (two of them matching) for $750 for the two- I'm ready to watch em' burn but it still starts on the second pull. can't kill a Kawasaki FC460V.

Patriot Services
03-06-2011, 11:40 AM
yeah, if you get $12K mower, I'm still using a 36" walkbehind that I got 10 years ago (two of them matching) for $750 for the two- I'm ready to watch em' burn but it still starts on the second pull. can't kill a Kawasaki FC460V.

That's funny, I have an old Encore 36" wb must be 15 years old. Bought at a school board auction with same engine. Its a backup to my gate mower. Sits for months at a time and still starts first pull. Amazing how some mowers refuse to die.
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Agape
03-06-2011, 12:00 PM
That's funny, I have an old Encore 36" wb must be 15 years old. Bought at a school board auction with same engine. Its a backup to my gate mower. Sits for months at a time and still starts first pull. Amazing how some mowers refuse to die.
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Yeah, mine looks like it was used as toilet tissue lol but the cut is awsome if I keep the blades sharp, and it tosses grass upward slightly and diffuses the clippings so I rarely have to bag. got it (and my backup unit) on CL right now to upgrade to a hydro, (belts are wiping me out by the end of day) but maybe I should just paint it.

Landrus2
03-06-2011, 12:05 PM
This thread needs Pictures!

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193706&d=1278800427

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=193707&d=1278800436

Thank god the rider looks all right :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

Agape
03-06-2011, 12:10 PM
the abandoned fire extinguisher tells the story well.

Patriot Services
03-06-2011, 12:11 PM
So was it too much for that extinguisher lying on the ground? Or did you pull the pin, squeeze the handle and get nothing. How many guys don't have on the truck?
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Dogbonz
03-06-2011, 12:13 PM
Well how tight did that butt pucker? :laugh::laugh::laugh:



That reminds me of a few quote's my hillbilly mom would of said in response to that

"You couldn't pound a nail in my ass with a sledge hammer!"
or
"You couldn't pull a nail out of my ass with a tractor!" :laugh:

Landrus2
03-06-2011, 12:16 PM
So was it too much for that extinguisher lying on the ground? Or did you pull the pin, squeeze the handle and get nothing. How many guys don't have on the truck?
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I have one in each truck. how long would be a good estimate to replace these units if you havenít used them in some time.

Agape
03-06-2011, 12:29 PM
got one in my gar. but need to put em in my trucks and safety kits.

ALC-GregH
03-06-2011, 01:40 PM
I have one in each truck. how long would be a good estimate to replace these units if you havenít used them in some time.

They should be checked annually.

White Gardens
03-06-2011, 01:49 PM
So was it too much for that extinguisher lying on the ground? Or did you pull the pin, squeeze the handle and get nothing. How many guys don't have on the truck?
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Extinguisher didn't do crap. The tires were already burning at that point, so it was to no avail. Even the fire-dept had to use foam to get it out, their water lines weren't doing anything either.