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Old 05-13-2010, 11:58 PM
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Dropping a Redmax at 55mph, they take a licken and keep on ticken

I know we have all done this before (or I hope I'm not the only one). I had just finished weedeating a dang ditch this morning, walked to the trailor and put my weedeater back on the rack, was just fixing to lock it down. About that time the client came out and started talking and she is one of those kind you have to escape from.

When I got away from her I forgot that I had gotten sidetracked and did not secure the weekwhacker down. I get on the highway, get up to 55 and hear and sound I did not want to hear. I knew what it was before I looked in my mirror and saw my Redmax bouncing end over end on a four lane road before winding up in someone's driveway.

I cussed myself for getting sidetracked and forgetting to secure a 300 dollar weedeater. Turn around and go retrive it. Had a broken spark plug and the plastic engine cover was cracked. Got to next account, install new plug and it fires on the first pull. I have done this same thing twice over the years with a Echo weedeater and they were destroyed. Not something I want to try everyday.

What was really surprising is that in stayed on the rack for over a mile before coming loose and that was bouncing down a dirt road before getting to the pavement.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:09 AM
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never did that lol but i ran one of my trimmers over with my truck when i was backing up and it was beyond repair
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:16 AM
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never did that lol but i ran one of my trimmers over with my truck when i was backing up and it was beyond repair
I forgot about this one. Few years back ran over my long pole hedge clippers. It bent the shaft but I was able to straighten them and they still run today.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:17 AM
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wow. I have yet to have that happen. I did see a guy lose about 5 new assorted brand push mowers on the highway. He didnt have any of them tied down and then he had a suprised look on his face while retrieving them for some odd reason
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:18 AM
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wow. I have yet to have that happen. I did see a guy lose about 5 new assorted brand push mowers on the highway. He didnt have any of them tied down and then he had a suprised look on his face while retrieving them for some odd reason
A surprised look was not what I had.
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echo long pole hedge clippers
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:22 AM
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what an idiot
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JRCO Dethatcher
JRCO Leaf Plow
Billy Goat TR800 Leaf Loader
Honda 21" Push Mower
2 Husqvarna 128LD String Trimmers
2 Husqvarna 150BT Backpack Blowers
Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:39 AM
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what an idiot
Umm, who is the idiot? I did feel real stupid when I did this but that is what happens when you get sidetracked.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:03 PM
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oh no not you, the guy that lost all of the push mowers
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6x12 Single Axel Open Trailer
Cub Cadet G1548 48" Walk-behind
Bagging System
JRCO Dethatcher
JRCO Leaf Plow
Billy Goat TR800 Leaf Loader
Honda 21" Push Mower
2 Husqvarna 128LD String Trimmers
2 Husqvarna 150BT Backpack Blowers
Husqvarna Hedge Trimmer
Husqvarna 455 Rancher Chain Saw
Echo SRM-225 String Trimmer
Echo PE-225 Edger
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:13 PM
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oh no not you, the guy that lost all of the push mowers
I bet he felt like one to! Today I double checked everything today twice before driving off. These are expensive mistakes that are costly.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:02 PM
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Last night as I was reading this I did purposefully NOT say a word because
I just knew karma would come get me if I did, apparently this no longer makes a
difference as I ran over my trimmer this morning, with the trailer, just my luck
that somehow it escaped harm.
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