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Old 08-12-2006, 07:17 AM
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Longest Rock Launch

Yesterday as I was mowing I launched a rock that took about 2 - 3 secondes to hit a stop sign that was about 15 - 20 yards away. A car was passing as I heard the rock leave the mower and I stopped and was wondering if it hit the car but as the car passed I finaly heard a loud ping as it hit the stop sign.

The time from the rock leaving the mower till it hit something was strangly long.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:10 PM
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i was cutting my yard before and i shot my dogs tennis ball 3 peoples yard away, Ive been lucky tho not to many rocks flying out of my mower.
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Old 08-15-2006, 10:22 PM
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When I was cutting parallel to the the roadside with a 61" Scag rider at the golf course I used to work at, the mower gobbled up a big rock that I didn't see which must have been about 15 pounds and spewed it out. It made a loud noise when the blades caught it, and I watched it exit the discharge chute, land halfway across the road, and tumble across the other side!
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by LONEMAN
. . .about 15 pounds and spewed it out.
I think we have a winner!
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:11 PM
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i was mowing a yard last year and somehow the mower caught a lacrosse ball and spit it out, i thought it was some sort of hard fruit at first from a tree i was mowing under untill the damn thing bounced off a tree in neighboors yard (about 50 feet away) and came back and hit the mowers tire. Talk about weird. I laughed...
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:30 PM
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longest rock launch...

It happened last year. GD Surfer with doubles.Just finished this particular lawn,then went next door to do the neighbor's lwn. I thought that I had hit something. Stopped and looked around the yard. Nothing to be found. Went back to cutting. 2 mintes later the wife from the first lawn is chasing me and the machine down the row, waving a baseball at me. I stop and she asks me to come over to her house. The baseball went thru the double "E" pane Bay window, just missed the chandelier, thru both sides of the dining room/kitchen wall, across the kitchen to the opposite kitchen wall. It was partially imbedded in the final wall. She was not upset...just fascinated with the whole scenario. It ended-up costing me about $400.00 to do the repairs,myself. Did NOT want to run it thru the Ins. Co., for I have used them before and ended-up paying dearly for it. The approximate distance between the mower and the window was about 75-80 feet. Approximately 150 feet to the last wall. $100.00 just for the pane of glass in the window.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:40 PM
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many moons ago I was on a 72" Ferris, I too hit a lacrosse ball hiding in the grass and man did this thing fly. I watched it keep going up and away until it blasted through a huge bay window and get caught up in the mini-blinds --about 130' away

that would make for a funny avatar....
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:12 PM
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Cool They dont make them like they used to!

I had finished mowing for the week and was fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks. I received a call from one of the sales managers at a car dealership I mow, he asked that I stop by, he needed to discuss some damage to a new Fusion. Evidently I had hit a piece of metal which went completely through the rear bumper of this car making a jagged hole about the size of a quarter.
Just in case your wondering a bumper for a 2006 Fusion costs $432.06. Just another day in paradise.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:20 PM
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golf ball through a sliding glass door tennis ball through the side of a house
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:23 PM
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Thankfully nothing YET. I bag so that should help.
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