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impactlandscaping
10-17-2004, 12:55 PM
I was posting in another thread about tools, and told everyone about leaving a $45.00 wrench on top of my plow, and also running over my eyeglasses after they slid off the hood of the truck when leaving a site. I have dropped my eyeglasses out of my pocket thru a 50HP chipper, lost a pair of glasses in a limb pile when doing a cleanup, run over my Peltors w/ the dump truck..etc...What are some of the "DOH!'s" you have pulled o<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_108.gif' border=0></a>ver the years????

qualitylandscaping
10-17-2004, 01:05 PM
Getting to a mowing job a half hour from my house and realizing I forgot the trailer. :dizzy:

Have also forgotten to bring hand tools for jobs (hedge trimmer, bp blower, tarps, shovels, rakes)..

Forget the Peltors for mowing.. Man that makes my day boring.. :cry:

Usually I forget stuff, and thats about the only "Doh" I can think of.. :waving:

qualitylandscaping
10-17-2004, 01:06 PM
Getting to a mowing job a half hour from my house and realizing I forgot the trailer. :dizzy:

Have also forgotten to bring hand tools for jobs (hedge trimmer, bp blower, tarps, shovels, rakes)..

Forget the Peltors for mowing.. Man that makes my day boring.. :cry:

Usually I forget stuff, and thats about the only "Doh" I can think of.. :waving:


One more..

Forgetting to get gas for the truck or mowers.. Then I run out 1/2 way through a job. Have to pack up and go fill them.. Sux :blob3:

olderthandirt
10-17-2004, 01:14 PM
I was posting in another thread about tools, and told everyone about leaving a $45.00 wrench on top of my plow, and also running over my eyeglasses after they slid off the hood of the truck when leaving a site. I have dropped my eyeglasses out of my pocket thru a 50HP chipper, lost a pair of glasses in a limb pile when doing a cleanup, run over my Peltors w/ the dump truck..etc...What are some of the "DOH!'s" you have pulled o<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_108.gif' border=0></a>ver the years????
May I offer a suggestion Bill? Oh heck I will anyway try contacts :laugh:

Freshcut Lawn Care
10-17-2004, 01:42 PM
Funny Stuff Guys! :laugh:

Just yesterday we went to cut and do leaf clean up at retirement home and usually use my Exmark with the Ultra-vac and a push mower.

Went to off load the Exmark and realized that I didn't bring the bags!!! :blush:

We had cleaned them up earlier in the week and I hung them upside down in my building to dry out. My son brought the mower out of the building (machine was already on trailer) and didn't notice the bags!

Made a 25 minute round trip to retrieve them. No big deal, but certainly an inconvenience!

out4now
10-17-2004, 01:46 PM
Stuck my coffe cup on the fender of the tractor and ran over it, but to make things worse as I started to try and catch it as it fell my sunglasses fell out of my shirt pocket and got run over as well. Was on flat gound when it happened and had put coffee cup on fender many times just for a minuite or two while running around opening gates in the morning. Bought new shades(stopped putting them in my shirt pocket) and mug with a wider base, put sure grip on the bottom and never had it happen again. Live and learn.

LA LAWNS
10-17-2004, 02:13 PM
Changed the oil in the lazer z and forgot to move the oil catch container.
ran over the pan and smashed it, spilling about 8 to 10 quarts in the garage and driveway. talk about an idiot... :realmad: :realmad: :angry:

Harry0
10-17-2004, 02:28 PM
Last week I lost a trailer on the highway doing 6o mph. I must not have had the hitch all the way over the ball-because the latch was locked with the pin through it. The trailer got banged up. Noone got hurt. A gas can fell off but landed upright. Thank God for breakaway chains. I am switching that trailer to a pintle hook. I also lost same trailer last year. Maybe I should get rid of it-Harry

dfor
10-17-2004, 02:46 PM
Ran over a grass trimmer. Lost the trailer once also, had to hit the brakes to make sure it hit me and nobody else. Ladder sliding off of roof while cleaning gutters. Had to climb down the outside of the chimney. Spilling 5 GALLONS of used motor oil in my garage. :angry: And last but not lease, lost a grass catcher while going down the highway, (had it up too high in the bed of the truck). Brand new Lexus suv flattened it. :angry:

Mico Landscaping design
10-17-2004, 02:55 PM
forgot the head phone's one time this year.. ( thoughts that go threw my mind when i dont wear them)... In the past lost blower cuz some one put it on the tounge of the trailer... forget to put the gate up.. that only happend once... hmmmm forget to were sweat shirt on cold days... ran over cell phone once but it was good cuz it was nextel i305.. thats bout all i can think of right now!!

Travis Followell
10-17-2004, 03:18 PM
seen a guy about two months ago at an intersection with a brand new riding mower on his trailer. the light turned green and when he took off he was going pretty fast and that brand new mower rolled off his trailer and rolling down a busy highway and then ran off the raod and came within 3 ft. of running into a brand new truck at a car lot. Couldn't believe the guy didn't have enough sense to tie it on. knowed another guy that that same thing happened to about a year ago. most people think they can lock the brake and it wont go anywhere but they forget that they can slide.

SummitLLC
10-17-2004, 05:40 PM
Ran over a rake, popped the front tire. I didn't notice till the rake was in the air. Tried to put the mower on the trailer and realized it wasnt hooked up. Scratched the hell out of my sign on the tailgate. I sharpened the blades and called it a day, i figured i would do it in the morning. Didn't realize till i got to my first lawn. Hahaha that's all i can think of!
Josh

tiedeman
10-17-2004, 05:52 PM
Run over my backpack blower with the trailer

muddstopper
10-17-2004, 06:21 PM
Where do I start?
Left eyeglasses on top of car roof and drove off. Done that at least a million times with coffee cups and such. Had cellphone in shirt pocket and bent over looking off a bridge, cellphone landed on road below and was ran over by a car. Went to hydroseed a lawn once and realized I had forgotten the seed. What about the time I cranked up the hydroseeder inside the garage and forgot to disengage the pump. Now that was a mess. Did the same thing with changeing some hydraulic lines, forgot to tighten them up and painted the inside of my shop with oil. Forgot to close the tailgate of truck and lost brand new battery and a floor jack. Ouch, this list is getting to long.

Remsen1
10-17-2004, 06:26 PM
Left the trailer stand in the down position and pulled away, ruined it.
Locked myself out of the house (without keys to truck).
Hat got knocked off my head by a tree branch when bush hogging and right under the bushhog.
Backing up to hook up my tiller, foot slipped off the clutch and banged me in the shin, stomp clutch and foot slips again another whack in the shin, stomp clutch again and foot slips again and a third whack in the same spot, ran over tiller, but didn't hurt it. Said some REALLY bad words LOL! Never wear sneakers on a farm tractor.

olderthandirt
10-17-2004, 06:26 PM
Was gonna pull a small tree stump out with the truck, rather than going through all the work of moving the truck and driving the tractor 50 ft. Had 1 of the guys hook the chain up and you know all newer 4x4 come with tow hooks on the front now, well this fool did'nt and wrapped it around the corner of the bumper. bumpers sure do bend & crease easy lol

Mac

lqmustang
10-17-2004, 06:55 PM
Lost a lawn cart out of the bed of the truck last year at about 40 MPH, fortunately no one was behind me. Just last week pulled up to my 3rd account which is a bagged lawn, and realized the bags were not with me. Guess my list is a bit shorter than others. :)

Turfdude
10-17-2004, 07:04 PM
Backed over a road rake w/ my dump & blew the sidewall of a 10 mile new very expensive $140 radial tire. I went ballistic! Sounded like the worst case of terrets anyone would never want to hear. I was the dumbass who minutes before left the rake in the wrong spot! Needless to say, our Saturday concluded early and not one of my guys said word 1 as they did not want to see any erupting veins from my neck or forehead!

dcwalker
10-17-2004, 08:06 PM
One more..

Forgetting to get gas for the truck or mowers.. Then I run out 1/2 way through a job. Have to pack up and go fill them.. Sux :blob3:



Man, I hate that! I've done that before. :cry:

muddstopper
10-17-2004, 08:12 PM
Remsen1, I wish you hadnt mentioned the trailer stand. Just last week I had to replace my stand. Mine is welded on the side of the trailer. After cutting and weilding a new one in place I hooked it up to the truck and pulled off. You guessed it. Never made it out of the shop. Folded up like a pretzel.

kickin sum grass
10-17-2004, 08:22 PM
where do I start? heres 2. One time employee left push mower behind trailer, god only knows why he didn't load it! We were on a long cul-de-sac street. Drove off and turned around and seen it as we were coming back. thank god it was not a thru street. Then one time I was on a 3 lane highway running 70. Wind caught gas can and blew it from the right lane over to the far left lane. Lady hits it with her new car and it almost shot over the median into on coming traffic. I slow down and she comes over to the right lane. I exit at the next ramp thinking we will meet to settle things up. It is a 3 lane exit and I was going to turn left and go into the gas station. She pulls up on the right side and makes a quick right turn and never seen her since. I was waiting for the cops to show up at my house later that night. oh well, I tried to do the right thing and stop. Needless to say all cans are now strapped on.

LLMSERVICE
10-17-2004, 08:34 PM
Loading up one morning, I put my coffee mug on the back bumper of my truck, loaded up the trailer and forgot about it.

Drove all across town, over train tracks, down the expressway and got to the job, walked to the trailer, and there was my coffee cup, still on the bumper, with about half of it still full.

I got to finish my coffee anyway.

...and my GMC rides smooth too.

grassworks
10-17-2004, 08:52 PM
I too have noticed things will ride on bumpers along way. Once left wallet and check book on bumper by mistake that rode 5 miles to the gas station. Very pleased to see they were still safe.

pcnservices
10-17-2004, 09:06 PM
Left my 5 gallon gas can at one house and the True Green Chemlawn applicator ran 1 block after me with my gas can. It was very kind of him. I had to thank him with a red face.

LawnScapers of Dayton
10-17-2004, 09:29 PM
I was in a hurry one day, backed the Stander off the trailer, pre-maturely engaged the blades, then fumbled the controls and pushed the discharge side blade into the ramp on my trailer. The blade cut 3/4 the way through the 1 1/4 inch tube steel. DOH...

impactlandscaping
10-17-2004, 09:36 PM
Thought of something else from last week...got done hydroseeding a lawn, and left the camera on the trailer floor by the hydroseeder. I pulled in to the gas station a few miles away, and there was my $400.00 camera, nestled against the trailer tailgate..could have been an expensive DOH!

Mac-I have tried wearing contacts, but if I don't destroy a few pairs of glasses each year, I can't use all of my vision benefits..LOL ;)

grassrootsinab
10-17-2004, 10:33 PM
I've had two in the last year or so. Last fall my partner and I put my mowers on the front of the trailer but he forgot (at least that's MY contention!!) to put the tarp straps on. I turned a corner and shot my two Deere 21" SP mowers off the side. Had to replace the motor on one and this year the other never did drive right. I think I screwed up the transmission.

A couple of weeks ago I came home from school, was in a hurry to get cutting so I backed the truck up to my enclosed trailer, hooked up, came in and changed and went ot leave. The trailer came off the drive way real tough and as I drove, I could here some metal scraping. Turns out, I forgot to swivel my jack out of the way and tore it off the swivel mount.

Lesson here boys !!! SLOW DOWN!!!

battags
10-17-2004, 11:00 PM
I got to the shop early one morning to get things going before my helper showed up. Tired and not feeling the effects of any coffee, I go to load my Z onto the trailer. All of the sudden I see the trailer tounge shoot straight up in the air!

I realize that I forgot to lock it on the ball and quickly back the Z up. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The tounge comes down and bashes the hell out of the tailgate. :angry: Nice big gouge and tear in the metal. DOH!!!

Brian

A Leaf Above
10-18-2004, 08:10 AM
LOL ...I did the same thing with my z 2 weeks ago . Fortunately i was

just pulling it out of my trailer. I didnt even have it hooked to the truck ..

Boy did i feel like a real dummy ....

all ferris
10-18-2004, 10:01 AM
Lets see here
1. Put blades on upside down after sharpening
2. Didn't put the wacker in the trimmer trap all the way, TWICE (someone got a nice free wacker laying along side the road)
3. Hit hidden obstruction in grass with wb, wb stops and I didn't. Yep, racked myself. It's very embarassing to be curled up in a fetal position on a commercial lawn in high traffic area. Believe or not though, someone actually stoped to see if I was alright.
4. Didn't put pins in that hold the trailer gate up. Start driving, gate falls down, goes boom, and the sparks start flying.
5. Forgot to bill customers.
6. Forgot to cut customers grass.
7. Last but not least. GOT MARRIED. JK

Up North
10-18-2004, 10:09 AM
I got to the shop early one morning to get things going before my helper showed up. Tired and not feeling the effects of any coffee, I go to load my Z onto the trailer. All of the sudden I see the trailer tounge shoot straight up in the air!

I realize that I forgot to lock it on the ball and quickly back the Z up. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The tounge comes down and bashes the hell out of the tailgate. :angry: Nice big gouge and tear in the metal. DOH!!!

Brian

Did that 2 weeks ago... :blush: However when I backed down I did it real slow and the trailer LUCKILY didn't come down on the truck. BUT...our dog loves to hop into the trailer the minute I drop the gate, as you can guess she in the trailer when I drove up and she shot up in the air about 2ft. before coming back down and sliding into the front of the Z. Man, I sure felt bad but she seemed to be okay. She didn't go back on the trailer for a few days.

Buck

MMLawn
10-18-2004, 10:33 AM
I got to the shop early one morning to get things going before my helper showed up. Tired and not feeling the effects of any coffee, I go to load my Z onto the trailer. All of the sudden I see the trailer tounge shoot straight up in the air!

I realize that I forgot to lock it on the ball and quickly back the Z up. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The tounge comes down and bashes the hell out of the tailgate. :angry: Nice big gouge and tear in the metal. DOH!!!

Brian


Been there and done that and have the gash in the tailgate to prove it and have the bent trailer jack stand also to prove that stupid move also :angry:

Precision
10-18-2004, 10:56 AM
went to cut my furthest distance lawn that I can only fit a 36 on and no 36.

Left the blower in the shop and didn't notice til my second lawn.

Hit a piece of rebar someone buried in the lawn. Stopped the machine cold. Threw off the blade belt. Burnt my hand using the muffler as leverage to get it back on. Put it back on with the belt outside the guide post, smoked the belt up big time. Had to take it off and start over.

Forgot to bill half of my customers for their monthly service. Couldn't figure out why my cash flow was so bad.

Gravely_Man
10-18-2004, 10:57 AM
Aside from the occasional lack of thought and leaving the trailer ramp down, I have had some items go through the chipper that should not have.


Gravely_Man

Precision
10-18-2004, 10:59 AM
a guy I know changed the hydraulic fluid in his bobcat and topped of the deisel tank and got the two confused.

Lucky for him one of his helpers noticed before they tried to run it. Just a pump and flush job. Could have been BAD.

His employees now call him Hydro.

pjslawncare/landscap
10-18-2004, 11:12 AM
Worked all day with my fly down. Had to go to the bank and everything that day :blob3:. Lady looked at me kind a funny when I told her I wanted to make a whithdraw :help:

jbell113
10-18-2004, 11:33 AM
I have done all of the above but the funniest one for me was cranking my 28" snapper rider with the pull cord while it was in 6th gear and chasing it down the road.Darn things are fast

impactlandscaping
10-18-2004, 11:44 AM
Aside from the occasional lack of thought and leaving the trailer ramp down, I have had some items go through the chipper that should not have.


Gravely_Man


I actually found a few small pieces of one pair of my glasses that went thru a chipper. It was enough for Sears Optical to honor the full replacement warranty. The look on the girls face was priceless while I was describing the cause of damage...lol

Itsgottobegreen
10-18-2004, 12:17 PM
Lets see
Trailer touge into the back of the tailgate loading a Stander, Nice big dent. :realmad:
Backed into trailer, nice dent in bumper. :angry:
Shoved my metro into gear with engine still winding down to keep it from moving in the back of the truck, only to have it drive into the back of the bed and leaving another dent. :realmad:
Hit metal object (gas shut off, rebar, corner marker) in yard. Three times at three different places. Ate controls on a stander, flipped over the control bar on a stander and landed on the ground in front of it, and I hope I can still have kids because the controls on my old ferris walkbehind hit me you know were. :cry:
Trailer gate left down, or fell down because pins fell out.
Flat tire on trailer and no spare. (still don't have one)
Ran out of gas (more than once)
Left tools at the shop or the job
Cut wrong house (more than once)
Forgot to cut a lawn (more than once)
Forgot to bill customers for a month (done that a couple of times, which is why my mother now does my books)
Left employee at a job, and shop
Ran trimmer over with a stander in the dark ($100 for a new tube and shaft)
Had back pack blower come out of the truck and bounce down the street.
Dumped tool box in cab of truck

You think I would have learned the first time on a few of these.

Last but not less. Got into this business in the first place. Somebody please talk me out of not doing this for another season or the rest of my life. :help:

LCME
10-18-2004, 12:31 PM
After completing an oil change for the truck. I forgot to pick-up the oil pan. I drove over the pan. 5 quarts all over driveway. Took me hours to clean-up. :dizzy:

GreenMonster
10-18-2004, 01:13 PM
I got to the shop early one morning to get things going before my helper showed up. Tired and not feeling the effects of any coffee, I go to load my Z onto the trailer. All of the sudden I see the trailer tounge shoot straight up in the air!

I realize that I forgot to lock it on the ball and quickly back the Z up. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The tounge comes down and bashes the hell out of the tailgate. :angry: Nice big gouge and tear in the metal. DOH!!!

Brian

My "crew" did that Friday :rolleyes: Same day, helper gets a load of mulch, delivers it, then can't get the dump body to come down. Well, the gate was caught on the hitch, so he decided to drive the truck home with the dump body up in the air. It was less than a mile away. Lucky for him he didn't bend the hydraulic dump piston :angry:. He figured it out on his own we he got back to the house. Sometimes I wonder why they even tell me this stuff ;)

My blunders this year:

1. Lifted skid steer bucket with door open. Bye bye door.
2. Ever so slightly ran over 21" mower with trailer. New front tire.
3. Trimmer came off a rack going down the road. No harm done.
4. A few small fires when I was collecting leaves this spring with a loaner Walker. That's due to a lousy design though, so I don't really consider that my fault. :)

I live on a "private" road and we have an association. We do our own plowing. We have an early 90's Chevy, and it has a little cubby in the dash. I take my cell off my belt, and toss it in the cubby, next to the quart of transmission fluid. I get done pushing around some of the white stuff, throw her in park, and go to grab my phone. Well, apparently the container had a hole in it, and the cubby is FULL of transmission fluid, and now my phone is too. :realmad: $50 deductable and I have a new phone :rolleyes:

impactlandscaping
10-18-2004, 03:54 PM
1. Lifted skid steer bucket with door open. Bye bye door.



A buddy of mine did that last year...now it's naturally air conditioned :p

Itsgottobegreen
10-18-2004, 04:23 PM
I got that one beat. I forgot this. I did it when I was 15. Was running a JD 240. Well I left the door up. (folds up inside cab) Lifted up the bucket with mulch that had a tempature of 140 degrees and shook the bucket. Well about 1/4 a yard came into the cab. I was in shorts. I jumped out of the cab. My legs were red. I had done that about 20 times before, but the cab door was down.

Give me some time. I am sure I can think of some other dumb stuff I have done in the last 6 years.

leadarrows
10-18-2004, 05:17 PM
Well I donít know about this. Maybe I shouldnít admit this but if I list all the screw ups I can remember my list is going to be a lot longer than all of yours put together is so far.

Sun glasses. HA well over a hundred pairs in the last thirty years. The most memorable time I had just left a sporting goods store on my bike and there was this girl bent over working in her garden. I looked back to get a last look and my glasses flew off and broke on the road less than a mile from where I bought them. Thirty bucks down the drain.

Trailer jacks..three I think.

Rolled cars and trucks..three.

Broke a few keys off in ignitions here and there.

Had the plywood top that was on a truck I was driving come lose doing sixty down the interstate. Landed on the road right in front of a car with what turned out to be two of the biggest State cops I have ever seen in my life. They helped me drag it off to the side of the road. It weighed about 300 pounds. I had a few choice words for the guy that nailed it on there and lag bolted it back on myself.

I tore off the left front axle of a 4230 John Deere on a tree stump mowing a filed that had weeds ten feet tall in it. Four hundred for repairs that time.

Tore a whole in the side of a grain bin with a wagon.

Got a cement mixer stuck up to the mirrors. Three other mixers a Kenworth wrecker and a D 4 dozer could not get me out till we dumped 9 yards of concrete on the ground.

Left the oil fill cap lose on my Dixie this spring and thanks in part to my new Peltors I didnít hear it in time. Oil all blew out and the new engine cost me $1,900.00. My dad and granddad both have told me over and over again not to wear music when operating equipment so you can hear a problem developing. I believe them now.

When taking a new row cultivator down the road one time I got over for a car and hit a telephone pole ..bent the main frame. Little over a grand for that one.

Using a cup of gas to start up an old truckÖ. carburetor backfired and I set myself on fire. That Fishers fire department music video Stop Drop and Roll song played in my head and thatís what I did. Saved my behind that song did. LOL

I could keep going but if I list them all Sean will have to purchases more server space. LOL

Del9175
10-18-2004, 07:01 PM
I've also unhooked the trailer ball latch before backing the mower off and ended up with a nice big scratch in the tailgate of my two week old truck. Put a set of newly sharpened blades on the wrong mower. They were for a 48" and I put them on a 60". Didn't realize untill I started mowing the first job. Changing the oil on my truck once and after adding the oil, I checked the dipstick and none registered. I had forgot to put the drain plug back in.

promower
10-18-2004, 07:02 PM
Filled up the mowers at the gas station and forgot to put the gas caps on. Get to the next job and I'm missing one cap and half the fuel I just bought is all over my trailer. I've done this a few times. I saw a semi truck earlier this year who must have just filled up and forgot to close his gas cap, he was doing about 40 mph and diesel was spilling everywhere, everytime he hit a small bump buckets of gas would spill out. I finally flagged him down at a stop light you could tell he really felt stupid as I would too.

green_man
10-18-2004, 08:08 PM
was cutting along a hedgerow and got spiked on top of the head by a wild rose branch that was hanging over. stuck in my scalp and held on real well. ouch. forgot about it and repeated same trick the next week.

smacked head on low branch while coming around a corner on a stander. said I had better cut that branch out or get a helmet. repeated same trick the next week, and at least one more time before I got smart.

tried to p/u a lady cop.

thought a blade might be loose because w/b wasn't cutting well. disengaged blades, killed enging, watched spindles stop turning, stuck hand under deck to check. blade was indeed loose, and still spinning! only got a bruise on my finger, but also a heck of a scare and a good lesson. will not repeat same trick again.

impactlandscaping
10-18-2004, 09:17 PM
......
smacked head on low branch while coming around a corner on a stander. said I had better cut that branch out or get a helmet. repeated same trick the next week, and at least one more time before I got smart.

.


I'm guilty of that one too. Except I did it three times, and the third time, it ripped my Peltors off my head.DOH!!!

green_man
10-18-2004, 10:49 PM
was driving the truck (automatic trans) for a friend one day when he couldn't work. end of the day, his two workers and I got into my truck (manual) so I could take them home. turned the key - nothing. had one of the guys get out and see if the lights dimmed when I turned the key. nope. strange, hope the ignition switch didn't go. after a few minutes of scratching my head (and a whole day of driving an automatic) I realized I had forgotten all about the clutch. the guys got a good laugh out of that one :rolleyes:

LwnmwrMan22
10-19-2004, 12:42 AM
Used to do a townhome with "window-style" air conditioners, not central air.

At least 2 times / month I'd walk around the corner, blowing off the sidewalk, looking down and take the corner of one of the air conditioners right to the top of the head.

Did this for 3 YEARS! Had to finally drop the account.

Mowman29
10-19-2004, 01:19 AM
Semi on the right of me. and a truck behind me. the wind got it I forgot to strap it down. broke a handle cost $20.00. hit nothing. Then just last week mowed a yard forgot the mower deck was up cut some grass because it was a one time job. I never did mow it again. it was like 8 inches high so I mowed it but it needed doubled cut. it was cut at 4.5 not the 3 3/4 like I told them it would be. maybe they call Wed. and I cut it again. :blob3:

impactlandscaping
10-19-2004, 01:26 AM
A few years ago, we were leaving a one time cut on a busy side street.No trailer or WB's.. We had just put the 21's in the bed of the truck, and I thought my brother was strapping them in, and he thought I was. Well, I backed out on the road, started to pull forward and both mowers hit the tailgate so hard, it opened and both mowers hit the ground running. Luckily, they both headed for the roadside culvert, not the car coming down the lane... I still have one of those Robin 2 cycle Snappers...tough, reliable machines. Neither one was damaged or hurt in any way. ;)

fga
10-19-2004, 08:43 AM
talk about an embarrassing DOH?? its not really my fault, but my wife, as a joke, put this gay saying with some rainbow icons as a signature on my emails, AND I HAD NO IDEA. she also forgot to tell me. i emailed some customers :help: :help: some friends, some people on here.... it was a funny joke, i guess, but hopefully she'll apologize when i unlock the closet and let her out.... :waving: she's not really in the closet... :rolleyes: really.. :rolleyes:

Up North
10-19-2004, 10:10 AM
Used to do a townhome with "window-style" air conditioners, not central air.

At least 2 times / month I'd walk around the corner, blowing off the sidewalk, looking down and take the corner of one of the air conditioners right to the top of the head.

Did this for 3 YEARS! Had to finally drop the account.

LwnmwrMan,
Ouch! I know how that feels...did that same thing in a townhome complex I do.

Another dumb stunt I've pulled about 5 times this year is raising my deck to go over a curb then start mowing and after about 3 passes realize I didn't lower the deck back to cutting position. :angry:

Buck

impactlandscaping
10-19-2004, 03:32 PM
talk about an embarrassing DOH?? its not really my fault, but my wife, as a joke, put this gay saying with some rainbow icons as a signature on my emails, AND I HAD NO IDEA. she also forgot to tell me. i emailed some customers :help: :help: some friends, some people on here.... it was a funny joke, i guess, but hopefully she'll apologize when i unlock the closet and let her out.... :waving: she's not really in the closet... :rolleyes: really.. :rolleyes:


ROTFLMAO!!!! :p

Up North
10-19-2004, 03:47 PM
talk about an embarrassing DOH?? its not really my fault, but my wife, as a joke, put this gay saying with some rainbow icons as a signature on my emails, AND I HAD NO IDEA. she also forgot to tell me. i emailed some customers :help: :help: some friends, some people on here.... it was a funny joke, i guess, but hopefully she'll apologize when i unlock the closet and let her out.... :waving: she's not really in the closet... :rolleyes: really.. :rolleyes:

Adam, now that's funny!!! So did she realign FGA to *** also? By the way what does FGA stand for?

Buck

fga
10-19-2004, 04:02 PM
I didn't think it was funny at first, but i do have a sense a humor. I'll get her back. I was going to do something similar back to her, she sells alot on ebay, and is always emailing someone. now what to put... :cool:


buck,
fga stands for "Full Green Ahead Landscaping" you know, like full steam ahead.......I am witty. Believe or not, i get complimented often.

impactlandscaping
10-19-2004, 04:28 PM
How about something like this, Adam??<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/1/1_4_117.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/1/1_4_56.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/470.gif' border=0></a>lol...imagine the responses she may get..hmmmm..nah..LOL

fga
10-19-2004, 04:47 PM
How about something like this, Adam??<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/1/1_4_117.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/1/1_4_56.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/470.gif' border=0></a>lol...imagine the responses she may get..hmmmm..nah..LOL
that's great lol :laugh: :laugh: i just showed her that and she threatened me. :rolleyes:

LA LAWNS
10-19-2004, 05:06 PM
I was standing near tailgate when my dad drove the scag up the trailer.
I discovered it was unhitched when the tongue slammed down on my achillies(sp?) tendon. it cut the skin and bruised, but nothing permanent.

a large drink and sunglasses will ride the bumper across town and down the interstate...

mulched my key fob when it fell out my pocket and thus locked my self out of the truck...
unloaded a new 4 wheeler in the drive way, hurried to move the truck out the street and backed the new truck into the new 4 wheeler...duh
crushed the oil container in the garage and driveway...
mulced many hats, glasses, cloth bags from snapper rider,etc...

took my cat to work one day after he spent the night in my enclosed trailer.
he was freakin when i opened the door...

i have gone over the bars on a walk behind...
you name it, I've seen it in 18 years of mowing.

watched my wheeled edger pass up the truck doing 40mph .
on and on and on

impactlandscaping
10-19-2004, 11:30 PM
.....
took my cat to work one day after he spent the night in my enclosed trailer.
he was freakin when i opened the door...


That had to be classic..I'd have paid to see the cat come flying out the door at you!! J/K..LOL So,..did he hang out until you finished the first account??lol
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Itsgottobegreen
10-20-2004, 11:57 AM
I'm guilty of that one too. Except I did it three times, and the third time, it ripped my Peltors off my head.DOH!!!

I can say I have done that with my stander more times I can count. Got my hands a few times too.

I forgot about knocking myself off my stander while going under a deck to mow. Well the ground was going up under and the deck wasn't. So while going around the last post, wack. Right in the head with a 4" by 12" cross member. Knocked me right out. Now I duck while mowing around the last post.

Have hit myself in the head a couple of times while trimming. Not watching were I was. Why do people have over hangs built onto their houses.

Have had a few customers scare the $h!+ out of me. While trimming or something while wearing my peltors work tunes. Tap me on the shoulder and I can jump about 6 feet into the air.

Don't even get me started about snakes.

PLM-1
10-20-2004, 12:52 PM
I've done the whole trailer up the back thing...mine is worse! Using my Jeep Grand Cherokee to pick up my new mower. Drove all the way to the dealer. Was using my 5x10 with the wheels more in the middle of the trailer (about 5 feet from the front and back (tilts EASY)). Anyway, made it to the dealer put the ramps out, started to drive the WB up the ramps and flip, bam, shatter. Forgot the hook the saftey chains and lock the tongue. The lot was also sloping. The tongue went up the back of the Jeep and smashed out the back window. The mower was about half way up the ramps so dumba$$ me backed it down! And the tongue went back down the door creating another dent and scratches.

We will forget about mowing a whole yard without turning the blades on wondering the whole time why the cut looked like $h1t.

chimmygew
10-20-2004, 01:13 PM
First cut for a new customer this year, a pretty large estate. One of my employees decided to blow the drive off with the dixie which was no big beal cause the drive is a quarter mile long. He forgot about the garage at the end of the drive and backed into it. $1600.00 fo new garage door. Thank god for insurance.

Sharpening blades yeasterday on my 8" grinder and the blade slipped off the wheel notching out a large chunk of skin on my thumb. Hurts like a son of a gun. Pretty smooth though.

mastercare
10-20-2004, 02:01 PM
Was working solo with my WB and while unloading the belts slipped and the mower came off the trailer sideways. Mower is fine, but the drop gate on the trailer is on 2 hinges, slid sideways enough to throw it off. Very heavy steel gate. One person trying to line it up and hold the whole thing in the air while sliding it sideways was a mess. Took me 30 mins. It must have looked funny. The mower is on the ground, 3 feet below the trailer with a 3-400 ramp layin on the ground..

My back hasn't been right since.

impactlandscaping
10-20-2004, 11:24 PM
.... The mower is on the ground, 3 feet below the trailer with a 3-400 ramp layin on the ground..


Wow..that must have been some trailer..3' of the deck?3-400# tailgate? Do you still have that trailer?? ;)

LwnmwrMan22
10-21-2004, 12:15 AM
About 2 weeks ago, I was mowing one of the parks I maintain, figured I'd quick just blow the leaves that had fallen off the sand / playground with the mower.

Drove across it, blowing the leaves off the sand, drove under the playground equipment, ducked under, went to back up full speed....... forgot the playground set was there, full speed backwards on my ZTR, steel bar right behind the right ear, JUST below it, on that bone that sticks out.... that's right, reach up there and feel it. :)


Needless to say, that gave me a VERY good reason to go home for the day.

j&c
10-21-2004, 05:42 AM
This summer me and one of my friends were going to the coast for some fishing well he wanted to drive my truck and pull my boat so he could see if mine and his pulled the same so i said OK go ahead we left a 5 am got on I 40 headed east just about day break in my groggy state he say's "hey there goes a wheel just like yours rim and all" I look and sure enough just like mine then I say " slow down lets wait for it to stop and we will get it" the trailer wheel had come off at 65 mph and passed us needless to say we found out real quick who it belonged to

on the lco side cut the wrong yard twice
told my son don't leave truck unlocked when you get out I got out at a place to do an estimate my son jumps out too (he's only 7) locks doors with motor and everything going you guess it no spare key at that time cell phone in truck had too ask customer to use phone and call wife to bring me extra key.(boy were we looking pro that day still got the job guess they felt sorry for us) thats not all but it is enough for now.

battags
10-21-2004, 08:01 AM
drove under the playground equipment, ducked under, went to back up full speed....... forgot the playground set was there, full speed backwards on my ZTR, steel bar right behind the right ear, JUST below it, on that bone that sticks out.... that's right, reach up there and feel it. :)


Hey, are you watching me?!? :confused: How did you know I reached up to feel my "ear bone"???? :D

Brian

PbInvestor
10-21-2004, 08:13 AM
Left tailgate down on new truck while backing up.....with trailer. When I turned a little, it damaged the tailgate pretty bad.

Truck was in shop for soemthing so I used my Wife's Sequoia...while backing up to the trailer...misjudged the distance to the toungue and it stuck 1" into the back plastic bumper!

Spent 20 minutes trying to start new Husqavarna ZTR after running one side tank empty...was cussing dealer badly! Switched tanks and it started right up.

Left the metal bar that locks trimmers at the site and was 15 minutes away, went back to get it and the same day, did it again. i finally learned to take it off and put it IN the trailer instead of on the ground.

-Jay

green with envy
10-21-2004, 09:47 PM
Hydro seeding with my wife and opened the valve to the hose and did'nt notice the nozzle was open. My wife got HAMMERED with a load of hydroseed!!

It's getting cold out here in the dog house!!!

Mike.

P.s. it would have been a lot better if I didn't laugh My a## off.

Norm Al
10-21-2004, 09:55 PM
i was mowing and stopped to get some bunny rabbits to run out of the yard into the woods,,,,,,,,they ran right under the running lawn mower and through the vacuum! NOT GOOD!

chipk1
10-21-2004, 10:51 PM
Stopped at store for fuel and a nice 1 liter bottle of ice cold Mountain dew. Set the Drink on the ledge of my truck bed and didn't remember it until 1/2 mile down the road.

battags
10-21-2004, 10:55 PM
We will forget about mowing a whole yard without turning the blades on wondering the whole time why the cut looked like $h1t.

LMAO! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

You're joking, right? LOL

Brian

impactlandscaping
10-26-2004, 10:02 PM
Had a few more D'OH'S !!! to add from today...First , I fill the T270 while on the rack, unhook the TT and lift the trimmer out. Next thing I know, I feel something all down my leg and boot...yep.,,gas. I forgot to put the cap back on and spilled a whole tank on my shorts and boot.Second one, I was talking to a client about an install for next week while my helper was starting the mowers. I was holding my Peltors at my side, and started off to the truck after chatting.I put them on and climbed on my Stander when I felt something in my ear. I took them off, and a really pizzed yellow jacket flew out!! Could have been really bad..<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_155.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_155.gif' border=0></a>

fga
10-27-2004, 08:32 AM
:cry: Had a few more D'OH'S !!! to add from today...First , I fill the T270 while on the rack, unhook the TT and lift the trimmer out. Next thing I know, I feel something all down my leg and boot...yep.,,gas. I forgot to put the cap back on and spilled a whole tank on my shorts and boot.Second one, I was talking to a client about an install for next week while my helper was starting the mowers. I was holding my Peltors at my side, and started off to the truck after chatting.I put them on and climbed on my Stander when I felt something in my ear. I took them off, and a really pizzed yellow jacket flew out!! Could have been really bad..<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_155.gif' border=0></a><a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_155.gif' border=0></a>
I always forget to put the caps back on after gasing up, especially when you're filling more then 1 machine. I'd fill my lawnboys, then flip them sideways to scrape them... :cry:

GreenMonster
10-27-2004, 10:10 AM
First time I ever filled up my skid steer, I took off the cap, set it on the tire, filled up. Proceeded to start the machine, drive it off the trailer. Of course, I ended up running over the fuel cap. :realmad:

Hmmm. Why do all my bonehead moves seem to be associated with the skidsteer? I guess as far as what you could do on a skid steer (flip it over), the fuel cap is minor. :D

fga
10-27-2004, 10:31 AM
First time I ever filled up my skid steer, I took off the cap, set it on the tire, filled up. Proceeded to start the machine, drive it off the trailer. Of course, I ended up running over the fuel cap. :realmad:

Hmmm. Why do all my bonehead moves seem to be associated with the skidsteer? I guess as far as what you could do on a skid steer (flip it over), the fuel cap is minor. :D
my friend flipped a bobcat years ago... got bruised up, and caught hell from the guy he was working with for spilling oil all over the account's parking lot, some bank they were working at. ;) :angry:

tinman
10-27-2004, 01:22 PM
Leaving a finished yard in a tight area where I usually don't drive on the yard. Well this time I did the "easy" thing and went thru the yard & ran over a stump & got stuck on it. Had to use a chainsaw to saw part of the stump off - "easy" way only took an extra hour.
LAst week I was pulling my pressure washing trailer from the fence back yard to the front & notice one of the gates had swung in a little more than i left it but I tried to squezze thru & did not account for the Metal covering the tires sticking out a bit. Bent a post on the fence pretty bad, but was able to beat it back straight.

SpudsM15
10-27-2004, 02:27 PM
Was loading up a mini skid loader( the walk behind things) onto my trailer and with a single axle not a good idea... The thing was heavy enough to lift the rear tires of my truck off the ground and it looked like this
trailer--> /\ <--truck and the truck started to roll into a busy street....
cutting a new prop guy had cut some bushs week earlie going about 6mph this lil stump caught the backside of the cutting deck... dead stop stomach into controls...
Pushing 60gal can with the mower caught some pavers the mower kind of started to drive up the can the he bot part of the u on the esc almost took my kneecaps off....
Took me about 15 min to firgure out why my mower wouldn't start...checked the gas blade engagement... still nothing the stupid speed setting was barely set into 1.... alot of pulling the starter.
Oh the worst....I just finished a front yard coming off the lawn onto the sidewalk the machine shimmies a lil my right hand gets loose the machine turns hard left....(blade still engaged) so me the new user of this esc system pretty much any commercial machine I try to hold onto the machine with the left hand and pull on it making it turn even faster.... I must have spun around about 5 times in about 5 seconds... If i tried i prolly could have let my feet go and just hold onto the handle.... this happened so fast my bro who was about 10' away getting the trimmer didn't even notice until he saw the serious marks in the lawn.... Just let go if this ever happens to u!!!!! Scared the crap outta me

fga
10-27-2004, 02:55 PM
spuds.. that trailer thing would have scared me the most. You could just see in your head all the damage and lawsuits coming out of it, not to mention the embarrassment. I'm assuming it didn't come to that.. right? what'd you do, back it off faster then the speed of sound? :)

SpudsM15
10-27-2004, 08:10 PM
well my g/f was in the passengers seat... she flipped out.... well it wasn't as high /\ as that but at least the rear tires 3-4 off the ground i just kept going although the machine almost flipped onto me... the back end came down hard.... The 3 rent-rite guys were ballin seriously! I had a piss stain on my pants....

Up North
10-27-2004, 09:48 PM
well my g/f was in the passengers seat... she flipped out.... well it wasn't as high /\ as that but at least the rear tires 3-4 off the ground i just kept going although the machine almost flipped onto me... the back end came down hard.... The 3 rent-rite guys were ballin seriously! I had a piss stain on my pants....

Think I'd have more than a pee stain... :blush:

Buck

fga
10-27-2004, 11:19 PM
Think I'd have more than a pee stain... :blush:

Buck
yeah... pee stains aren't brown! :) :help:

impactlandscaping
11-06-2004, 12:01 AM
I had another "moment " the other day...we got to a large trimming / pruning job, and I realized I forgot to load all the trimmers and loppers. Only thing in the truck were the Barnel barrels , and two pair of Coronas that ride in the door pocket all the time. Got everything and went back , got started, and an hour in to it, got rained out. Went back the next day, same thing..took three trips over 5 days to get this place finished between rain storms...geesh.. :dizzy:

ICE
11-06-2004, 01:59 AM
A bit off topic maybe, but here she goes. Coming home from a long hard days work, and got a flat tire! :angry: No big deal, I thought, I have a cell phone! Call the wife up and ask her to bring the heavy duty jack about 15 miles to me. Ok she says! Sat in the truck and waited and relaxed. :sleeping: When she shows up, there is the jack, where is the FREAKIN bar?!!?!?!?! :realmad: :dizzy: LOL Back to the house to get the bar!

LwnmwrMan22
11-06-2004, 10:47 AM
I had another "moment " the other day...we got to a large trimming / pruning job, and I realized I forgot to load all the trimmers and loppers. Only thing in the truck were the Barnel barrels , and two pair of Coronas that ride in the door pocket all the time. Got everything and went back , got started, and an hour in to it, got rained out. Went back the next day, same thing..took three trips over 5 days to get this place finished between rain storms...geesh.. :dizzy:

Better forgetting where the loppers are, rather than forgetting where your fingers are in relation to the loppers. Did that the other night at a commercial property @ 9 at night, trying to finish a project in the rain, in the dark by the light of the parking lot lights. Ended up getting 4 stitches. ;)

impactlandscaping
11-06-2004, 06:20 PM
Better forgetting where the loppers are, rather than forgetting where your fingers are in relation to the loppers. Did that the other night at a commercial property @ 9 at night, trying to finish a project in the rain, in the dark by the light of the parking lot lights. Ended up getting 4 stitches. ;)


I have had nightmares about cutting my finger off that way..LOL..The Bahcos and Coronas are mighty sharp...

LA LAWNS
11-06-2004, 07:48 PM
years ago i was holding electric hedge shears(with the business end in left hand, open and flat) and talking to the customer. i accidentally hit the trigger . blood splashed across my safety glasses and shirt. i thought she was gonna faint before me. the blade nipped through the corner of my thumb and fingernail. clean cut,not too painful, still have a thin scar.
Moral of the story: buy the shindaiwa articulated hedge trimmer and keep the blade about 6 feet away...
LA LAWNS

LwnmwrMan22
11-06-2004, 09:35 PM
I have had nightmares about cutting my finger off that way..LOL..The Bahcos and Coronas are mighty sharp...


Yup, worst experience I've ever had with a Corona. :blob3: :blob3: :blob3: :dizzy:

turf9
11-08-2004, 12:22 PM
years ago i was holding electric hedge shears(with the business end in left hand, open and flat) and talking to the customer. i accidentally hit the trigger . blood splashed across my safety glasses and shirt. i thought she was gonna faint before me. the blade nipped through the corner of my thumb and fingernail. clean cut,not too painful, still have a thin scar.
Moral of the story: buy the shindaiwa articulated hedge trimmer and keep the blade about 6 feet away...
LA LAWNS

Amen to that thats the reason i don't do the handheld power pruner thing (minus the blood part though)
Seems like the poping a wheely with the trailer is a standard in this industry lol
been there to.

jbell113
11-08-2004, 05:15 PM
Mowing a backyard and felt a sharp thud on the top of my head. Turns out the people put a metal wind chime that hung down just to the top of my head. I hit it three times on the same spot b4 I got smart enough to look out for it.

PetalsandPines
11-08-2004, 06:20 PM
How about running out of gas in your permagreen in the middle of a four acre lawn, running back to the truck and back for gas and realizing you grabbed one of those stupid new gas cans that have a straight spout and have to be compressed to open...Nothing like leaving a $5000 machine in the middle of someone's lawn, going to the hardware store to buy a new gas can with a curved spout that actually reaches the stupid gas tank then running to the gas station to come back and spill gas on the lawn to fill the permagreen...YOu permagreen owners KNOW what I'm talking about ;)

impactlandscaping
11-09-2004, 12:02 AM
Mowing a backyard and felt a sharp thud on the top of my head. Turns out the people put a metal wind chime that hung down just to the top of my head. I hit it three times on the same spot b4 I got smart enough to look out for it.


I hit a hummingbird feeder on a low branch like that this year, never saw it, but it dumped about a half quart of sugar water down my back.Good thing we carry extra shirts in the truck...<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_3_155.gif' border=0></a>

LwnmwrMan22
11-09-2004, 12:08 AM
How about running out of gas in your permagreen in the middle of a four acre lawn, running back to the truck and back for gas and realizing you grabbed one of those stupid new gas cans that have a straight spout and have to be compressed to open...Nothing like leaving a $5000 machine in the middle of someone's lawn, going to the hardware store to buy a new gas can with a curved spout that actually reaches the stupid gas tank then running to the gas station to come back and spill gas on the lawn to fill the permagreen...YOu permagreen owners KNOW what I'm talking about ;)


I used to have that happen on the 200 gallon tank sprayer, leave the gun in the middle of the yard, 2-300' away, walk back, fill the gas up, start the engine, start walking back, and realize I forgot to release the trigger, it's still locked open.

Looks REAL professional taking off running across someone's yard to quick shut the sprayer off.

HOOLIE
11-09-2004, 01:01 AM
Years ago I was out on a nice sunny April day doing estimates for my boss. Signing people up left and right. Have my clipboard filled with signed contracts and checks. Leave a neighborhood, go about 100 feet and notice the clipboard is sitting on the hood of the truck. Of course it flies off, contracts and checks all over the road (a nice windy backroad, too). Finally gather them all back up and finish the day out.

About a month later some guy calls "Why hasn't my yard been cut yet? I gave the guy the contract and payment weeks ago?" The lawn was easily over a foot high and thick. Had to play it off to my boss like I didn't know what he was talking about.

Doh!

GreenMonster
11-09-2004, 08:00 AM
Here's my latest dumb a$$ move.

Go to put the L/W leaf loader on the trailer last night. Figure I'll start it up b4 hand...... won't start :rolleyes: crank, crank, crank. In case you don't know, this 16hp recoil is NOT FUN to start.

Why won't it start? Did I forget stablilizer after the spring rush? Prolly stale fuel.

Check the in-line filter, clean up all the carb linkage. Still won't start.

Pull the tank off, empty all the fuel. Fresh gas. Still won't start.

Tank is unbolted so, pull the top of carb off, drain the fuel. Clean it up. It don't look bad.....

Still won't start :angry:

Check the plugs. OK. Still won't start.

Is this thing even getting spark? pull again. No, it ain't????? Clean up switch electrical connections.

Still won't start :realmad:

F it. put it in the back of the pick-up and bring it to dealer in the morning.

Fast forward 3 hours later. Wife is in bed, I'm on lawnsite (I'm a friggin' loser, huh?).














Momma: "Hey, Hun"

Me: "Yeah?"

Momma: "Isn't there some kind of safety on that leaf loader? Don't you have to have the hose hooked up?"

Me: ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

















Told ya I was a loser....... :waving:

Impact - do you have a smiley of a guy hitting himself in the head with a hammer?

impactlandscaping
11-09-2004, 10:29 AM
Mark, for all you do, this smiley's for you.................

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lol...

GreenMonster
11-09-2004, 10:34 AM
Mark, for all you do, this smiley's for you.................

<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_118v.gif' border=0></a>


lol...

Bill,

Yup, that's me!!!

You're Johnny on the spot with the smiley's!

Now, do you have a smiley sending his eyeglasses through the chipper???

impactlandscaping
11-09-2004, 10:40 AM
Mark, they would have to custom design a whole series of smilies for all the dumb stuff I have done over the years..many don't exist, and never will..haha :drinkup:

GreenMonster
11-09-2004, 10:53 AM
Mark, they would have to custom design a whole series of smilies for all the dumb stuff I have done over the years..many don't exist, and never will..haha :drinkup:

yeah, I feel your pain. I find the more I'm in a hurry, the more likely I am to step on my _ _ _ _ :rolleyes:

Just the same, I'd still feel better if someone else would come clean and say they did the same thing with their leaf loader :laugh:

impactlandscaping
11-09-2004, 01:58 PM
Here's one for ya Mark..I hydroseeded two yards yesterday. I just went out to flush the machine out really well, and looking out the window, I couldn't figure why the tank wasn't getting full. <<I took the plugs out of the pump casing to keep it from freezing last night, and for got to put them back in>>. I put the hose in the tank, and went back inside for a half hour to watch TV. I came out, no water in the tank, but plenty of it everywhere else.D'oh!!!

GreenMonster
11-09-2004, 02:02 PM
Geez, Bill. I thought I was a scatterbrain. I really think you got me beat!

SONSCAPES
11-09-2004, 10:19 PM
one time I changed the blades on the mower and one of the blades i put on before the spacers so i went to the 1st job of the day.started mowing about half the lawn when i realized one side of the mower was cutting very uneven and ofcourse i forgot my tools at home and they were atleast 30 min. roundtrip away. my helper pulled a dummy one time by trying to take the easy way out.he got on the mower wiyh a backpackblower on his back and tried to blow of this huge parkinglot little did he know he was burning a shotgun blast size hole in the back of the seat melted it good. :D

impactlandscaping
11-13-2004, 11:49 PM
There was another discussion about leaves, which got me thinking of this one:

2 falls ago, we took our Trac Vac off the dump truck , because we needed the hitch to pull the trailer,.. and mounted it on the tongue of the trailer. About 20 mins into the first cleanup, I smelled something burning.I thought a few leaves had fallen on the muffler, so I walked over to find a hole the size of a baseball burnt into the sideboard of the trailer..We should have mounted the vac 180* opposite, never thinking the exhaust would be 5" from the sideboard...bad thing was, as soon as I shut the vac off, the wood shot into full flame..good thing for fire extinguishers...

D'OH!!!

barringtonbrothers
11-14-2004, 12:02 AM
Long time ago when I was still in high school. I had my 21inch mower secured on one of my old trailers with bunji cords. I was in a hurry so I didnt put the gate on trailer. We as luck would have it the bunji cord breaks. I look back to my trailer - no mower - I freak. I had just left a account and so I back tracked my trail, but since I was so upset I drove right by it. Sitting at a stop light and this lady pulls up to me and say you lose a mower? Yes man I sure did came my sheepish reply, well its back down that street. So I go down and find it next to a car. Get out and it had one of those rubber bumpers, and the mower had put a small scratch in it. So I go knock on the door of the house feeling like a complete and utter idiot, and tell the car owner I put a scratch in their car. Was a good looking girl too- so I feel even dumber. I give her my name and telephone number and tell her to contact me. I never heard from her. But I learned to things - never use a bunji cord like that again and always take the extra amount of time to load your trailer right. :blush:

impactlandscaping
12-17-2004, 09:13 PM
I was out in the shop piddling around the other day, putting tools back in the right places and such. I opened the cabinet over the workbench to put some extra extension cords from Christmas decorating away..As I opened the door, I dropped my glasses off my visor.I bent over to pick them up, and the door kept opening until it was right over my head when I stood up..BAM!! Right on the corner of a steel cabinet door to the top of the head. I saw a flash of white light, and reached up expecting to find lots of blood..found a large bump that hurts like hell..It's going to be a long 2 1/2 months.....LOL :dizzy:

Gatewayuser
12-17-2004, 10:20 PM
I put a new tiller I bought in the back of my truck and got to talking and forgot to strap it down, so I was driving down the road and some old lady pulled right out in front of me so I slammed on my brakes and I heard something rolling down my truck bed and then smash, busted my sliding back window cost $250 to replace. Last year I almost lost my $5500 wb my straps weren't strong enough, I heard my sulky dragging the road. The back wheels of the wb were on the edge of the back of the trailer that was a verrrry close one. :cry: I backed into my wb with the truck and trailer :blush: , luckily it just broke my rear side trailer lights.

impactlandscaping
03-19-2005, 09:30 AM
I had my first Homer Simpson moment of the year Thursday..I went to Pittsburgh to pick up a mower, and arranged to pick my nephew up on the way back. I took one of my daughter's carseats, and put it under the tonneau cover. When I met my sister in law, I opened the tailgate to get the carseat. I took it around and put it in, got him ready to go, and left. I forgot to close the tailgate, and it was resting on the A frame jack handle at a 45 degree angle for about 50 miles back home..amazing a plastic handle can get paint all the way to bare metal :cry: ..D'OH!!

Skookum
03-19-2005, 11:43 AM
I drove away from a property one time and forgot to put pins in drop gate. Got down the street to a stop sign. Took off after my stop and heard a loud bang and then scraping noise. Gate of course fell.

Went to deliver a load of stone one time for a friend. Told him I could save him some time by spreading stone with the truck and spreader gate. Spreader chains too far out, raised bed and hit bottom gate lock to start spreading. Swoosh, load of stone all out at once.

During a landscape stone install one time, I went to raise dump bed to move stone closer to back of truck. Did not have top pins in gate, Swoosh again, most of the load out. Bad thing was only needed about two wheelbarrows full, rest on the ground was for another property, so had to shovel and reload stone for other property. :cool2:

LawnTamer
03-19-2005, 12:15 PM
I use 6 gal. electric sprayers that are on wheels, one time I was spraying a client's lawn when the neighbor accross the street asks for a bid. So I leave the sprayer right in front of my truck and give the bid, she signs up & I hop in to pull around and run right over my sprayer! I build these things myself & they are tough! My truck is high centered on the sprayer which is wedged in the wheel well so I have to break out the jack and lift my truck, remove the wheel and pull the spray-cart out sideways, all while my customers watch. What a great way to start the day!
I have also run over my own keys with the riding mower, I heard the noise, I saw broken keys everywhere in the lawn but didn't realize they were mine till I hopped in the truck and found my pocket having 1 big hole and 0 keys.

nitrotim
03-19-2005, 12:20 PM
I was posting in another thread about tools, and told everyone about leaving a $45.00 wrench on top of my plow, and also running over my eyeglasses after they slid off the hood of the truck when leaving a site. I have dropped my eyeglasses out of my pocket thru a 50HP chipper, lost a pair of glasses in a limb pile when doing a cleanup, run over my Peltors w/ the dump truck..etc...What are some of the "DOH!'s" you have pulled o<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008_ZSXXXXXX44US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_108.gif' border=0></a>ver the years????

You guys know about Jimmy Hoffa being buried under concrete right? Well I was pouring the floor today in my Pole Barn and my cell phone is now a permanent fixture in my floor. Yes we look and we even called it but I had it on driving mode which announces the call and not ring. So there is my big DOH for this year I hope.

LawnTamer
03-19-2005, 12:27 PM
Sorry to post twice in a row but I just remembered a hum-dinger of a stupid thing I did once. I was walking through a lawn with a 2.5 gal hand pump sprayer doing what we call a weed walk, (looking for and spot spraying weeds) so I have my hat on and am looking down and walk right into a huge tree limb. Not the first time or the last time, but what was notable about this time is that it knocked me out cold, I came to, I don't know how many minutes later sprawled out on the customers lawn with a headache and a sore neck. Maybe I should get one of those jobs where you sit at a desk and wear a tie. ;)