Originally Posted by weeze
maybe they are just tossing them off of the truck or trailer and letting them land hard on the ground right on that wheel that is breaking???
if you are only using them that much a residential mower should last you more than 10years at least.
While not impossible, it would require amazingly accurate throws to ALWAYS break the same place.
Bullied by a bigger mower. Getting landed on after bumps and potholes, or slammed under heavy braking. Not my first Rodeo. Amazing that it seldom happens to owner operators. Crews, often even good ones, don't tend to be as cautious or judicious about loading and securing gear. It really does require some training on our part. A heavy Z needs appropriate straps or chains. A push mower requires a much gentler touch, can't put 300lbs of tension on an el cheapo steel deck push mower and expect it to not bend. Likewise, when that walk behind that "just rides with the brakes on" bounces under braking, it bowls a remarkable hard smack on the push mower in front of it.
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