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Old 05-21-2011, 09:53 PM
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I was at a botanic garden. A contractor was doing aeration on the grass lawn areas. They had a walk behind plus a large Z-turn type. It had rained heavily and soil was clay. Then the Z-turn started to do a slope that was steep but regularly mowed. Machine couldn't go up, started to slide sideways, aimed downhill without much control. I saw the operator step off the back, but the machine was clearly too heavy for him to exert any additional control. I thought he was going to jump off. They gave up and left some serious sideways skid marks.

Be careful guys. Later I noticed a valve box with a nice round hole in it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:32 AM
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As a Clint Eastwood character once said. "A man has got to know his limitations..."
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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