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Old 09-21-2006, 10:26 AM
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That will never happen again!
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Old 09-21-2006, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Braveheart

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Old 09-21-2006, 01:05 PM
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hey you live you learn and it only makes you better
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Old 09-21-2006, 06:32 PM
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Everybody makes mistakes. At least you learned from it! Any damage to your mowers in the ordeal?
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:00 PM
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Been there, done that

the first time I drove my mower onto my new trailer I did the same thing. the front end shot up in the air so I put the mower in reverse backed up and the trailer landed with a crash. You gotta learn some where
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Braveheart
I just started in the lawn care industry. Here is how my first day went...

When I got to the customer's house she asked me to remove a large base to an old shed. I live in FL and it seems the last hurricane took the shed but left the bottom portion. I agreed and after a few minutes of trying to drag it I realized I would need to pull it to the curb with my truck.

So I detached my trailer and drove my Suburban to the back of the yard to pull it out. After watching the corner of the base tear a 10' rut in the backyard I decided the I would need to try and flip this thing over onto my trailer, so the first thing I did was walk over to my trailer to unload it, without first reattaching it to my truck - huge mistake! As I was backing up my brand new Exmark Phazer I saw the horizon dropping fast and realized I was tipping backwards, I slammed the controls forward, the new trailer slammed back to the ground and I busted the front guard of the trailer by running into it with my mower and then almost tipping over forward.

Then I reattached the trailer, unloaded it, and went to go back to the back yard, but, of course I got stuck in her front yard, tore up huge ruts in the lawn and ended up having to call my wife to get AAA to come tow me out! Nice first impression.

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:28 PM
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yup **** happens to all of us. like my dad says "tomorrow is another day"
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Old 11-21-2006, 09:14 PM
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That probly didn't make a very good first impression. But a few months ago, I had to take a persons exmark Z mower doohickey and wash it, then when I went to take it off my trailer, the hitch came off, I see the van vanish in a hurry. And the tailgate of my trailer came off, so I was ready to scream, because I was all by my self, and this gate weighed about 250 lbs, and I couldn't get it back on.
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Old 11-23-2006, 02:07 AM
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That's sad. Stick to lawns.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:45 AM
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I learned to be sure to hook up my trailer before loading in the same way. I was loading my Craftsman rider when all of a sudden the front end of that trailer went up like a super-charged span on a draw bridge. I slammed the transmission into a forward gear, and boy what a loud sound the trailer hitch made when it came to rest on the ball. I will never do that again(I hope) as long as I am not rushing. We must take our time and think about what we are about to do, what we are doing or what we have done to be safe out there.
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