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Old 12-23-2013, 11:32 PM
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Hit a sewer clean out that was an old water meter cover. First time mulching leaves with my new gator blades. Took about a fourth of the lid off and wedged in the blades. The mower and blades was so so. I am leaking oil now been to busy to take to shop yet still under warranty.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:21 PM
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Unexploded fireworks just days after July 4th. I'm talking about the real big, professional jobs. It exploded as I ran over it and lifted up one side of the ZTR. After I regained composure, found 3 other unexploded fireworks in the turf. Fire marshall had a field day with that contractor.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:58 AM
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while doing a first time now on large open field ran over a good size turtle. worst noise ive ever heard and I felt really bad
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Old 02-10-2014, 04:18 PM
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Wow... Never hit fireworks... and we don't have turtles running wild outside in this climate...

But we have hit things (most was not me)...

not too much other than garbage, and ruts with a Zero Turn... the fun happens with smaller stuff usually!

Walk behind mower:

-cast iron water shut off... was the third day with a brand new Husqvarna mower (I was new to the business and it was the first piece of equipment I had ever bought new at that point... I probably could have killed my nephew at that moment... I gave him the next day and a half off!)
-Sawed off sign post (bent the crank shaft pretty nicely)
-toys, dog doo, bricks, rope, beverage cans including a full beer can... that's a bit of a mess!

Power rake: Metal dog rope...(NOT COOL GETTING THAT OUT!)

Line trimmer: dog doo, live mouse, garder snake

Snow Blower:
-rubber door mat (that is a hum dinger to cut out)
-Grade 70 Chain (Bolt cutters to the rescue)... did in a bearing and a belt
-bag of garbage... a mess, but quite humorous to see!
Warren Gross
Owner/General Manager
R.O.S. Grounds Maintenance Inc.
Grande Prairie, AB Canada

Ford Trucks
Various Trailers
Various Spring Lawn Cleanup Equipment
Echo & Shindaiwa Small Equipment
Exmark / Toro Commercial 21 & 30 Mowers
Yanmar Compact Tractor
kubota RTV, Zero Turn and R630 Articulating Loader
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:09 PM
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While mowing 4' high grass with tractor and hog...I somehow found part of a row boat...needless to say there was not much left of the boat, but I did have to sharpen my blades after that job!
2009 F-250 6.4L Diesel
2010 Homesteader 7'x16' enclosed trailer
2011 Toro Grandstand
2007 Exmark Turf Tracer HP
2002 Exmark Lazer Z HP
Bobcat 753 Skidsteer
2012 8'x24' Gooseneck deck over
2001 7'x'16' Doolittle equipment trailer
3 Stihl fs130 trimmers
3 Stihl br 550 blowers
Stihl Yard Boss
2 Husq. 326 hedge trimmers
2 Husq. 455 rancher chainsaws
1953 Ferg. to-20 w/ 5' Mott flail mower
1968 Massey Ferg. 85 w/ 6' bush hog
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:22 PM
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Had a property a few years back had ducks and dogs the mowing wasn't to bad but the whipper snipping you needed a face shield. Didn't have it for long. they wouldn't pick up the crap so I let some other mob have them, believe they never went back after the first time.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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ran over some snow. couldnt get out
Originally Posted by jrs.landscaping View Post
wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:51 AM
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dog poo,dead birds,logging chain,beer cans,chicken snake.

the poo and the dead bird did me in. the log chain cost me a blade and a blade bolt. and the beer cans got air born.
2006 Gravely ZT 1840.
2007 Honda HRR2163TDA.
2014 Stihl MS 171.
2014 Stihl HT 101.
2013 Stihl BG 55.
2013 Echo SRM 225.
2014 Lone Wolf 5x8.
2001 Nissan Frontier

Small time guy who does it for families with a very low income.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:58 PM
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Last season I hit a horse shoe. Not a rubber back yard one , but an actual horse shoe. My weed eater guy was trimming around the house and WHAM!!! Shoe came out from under the mower and flew past his head embedding 6 inches into the side of a customers garage. We actually had to stop and sit for a bit wondering what would had happened if it turned out worse and hit him. Very close call.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:50 PM
rarieta rarieta is offline
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My first brand new eXmark

My very first eXmark 52" X-series mower (ON THE FIRST DAY DELIVERED) hit a piece of rebar in all places MY OWN YARD! DOH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAS I EVER PISSED! I had a portable shelter setup (staked down by rebar). It blew over due to Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately I missed that one piece of rebar nestled in the grass 20' from where the shelter was erected.

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