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Old 07-02-2013, 09:21 AM
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ran over my trimer
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:30 AM
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Yesterday I took down a yard that had not been mowed in 2 years, as you can imagine it was more or less a wild field of 4 to 7 feet high. I walked through the yard and picked up 4 rugs, some boards, and a dog house.
While mowing a relatively short area, 18 to 24 inch high area I was going over and over a spot and kept noticing something hard my wheels where bumping over. After making 5 or 6 passes and finally getting to see the ground I noticed what I had been running over...

A full blown 4' long pitch fork. It had 4 prongs with 3/4" steel teeth... Gulp. Luckily it had been pushed down into the ground and didn't stick up anywhere. I picked it up and laid it on the front porch. I had my deck up high on 4", so it wasn't getting into anything too bad the entire yard. I saw 2 or 3 racquetballs, a frog, and a couple Frisbees. I did manage to vaporize a 6" PVC elbow that magically appeared, it was crunchy sounding.
You guys are really eating up your machines doing this kind of work with them. This is brush hog work. Your being extra hard on the spindles, belts and overheating the hydros.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:47 AM
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is true. is why you charge twice as much
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wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:27 AM
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is true. is why you charge twice as much
More important to use the proper tool.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:40 AM
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very very true. but he's probably the same position that I am where he doesn't have enough work to justify the cost.so on the rare occasion where he has that kind of work he has to make do .it's not something you have to do everyday because it would go through your mower very quickly .
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:50 AM
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ran over some stuipd copper,,, cable?. seemed thicker than a wire. wrapped around a spindle and halted my motor.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:44 AM
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I hit a piece of 2 or 3" pipe last year. Didn't bend the blade but the pulley that drives the blade shattered. (cast iron) A piece of it knocked a hole in the fuel tank.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:19 PM
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Pipe, Water Caps, Newspaper (mower didn't stop in time before hitting), Dog poo, Lighter, and many more!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:06 PM
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ran a baby deer over at a cabin I was cutting...they will lay in tall grass areas to hide from preditors (no scent when that young) & it was next to the porch & the damb thing didnt even twitch...I had my blades high as they would go cuz of grass being 2-3ft high...thought it was another rabbit but when my helper picked what was left up to throw it in the woods it had hooves on it! Oh & golf balls are cool & it realy pisses off the rich folk when you crank the ball 150yrds the other way! lol
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