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Old 04-22-2013, 09:31 PM
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About 20 miles away from me...

http://www.wsmv.com/story/22042958/man-killed-in-columbia-lawn-mower-acident
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:01 PM
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Sad story. I saw another photo of the mower and it had no ROPS.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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Sadly I turn down jobs with steep hills. Not worth a couple bucks
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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Sadly I turn down jobs with steep hills. Not worth a couple bucks
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Not sadly. Mowers and grass do not belong on gradients too steep to mow. Let someone else with a death wish touch those jobs. I say RoundUp or a no trim groundcover, but no grass.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:30 PM
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Not sadly. Mowers and grass do not belong on gradients too steep to mow. Let someone else with a death wish touch those jobs. I say RoundUp or a no trim groundcover, but no grass.
Right on.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:49 PM
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Wasn't much of a bank. Steep, yes. Large, no. Should have beeen mowed with a 21" er, especially since you can see he was cross-hilling it with the Z. Wouldn't have taken long with the WB to do either. Sad that he died just the same.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:09 AM
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That is just the puniest incline, I mow on slopes all the time, way steeper than that and way wider and longer.
However, unlike most of the Ztr's I see being operated by other landscapers, mine has a fully deployed and thus functional ROPS.

I always wonder, they wear safety goggles, they wear hearing protection.
But these operators obviously have a secret death wish.
It is also the biggest scam to date, I wonder how many insurance companies fail to realize that...

And that is the real problem is the ROPS is not present, nothing to do with using the wrong machine,
everything to do with absent safety equipment, hopefully it isn't because someone else removed it.
Otherwise the company could get sued, oh boy I can hear lawyers now,
wrongful death, fatal negligence, involuntary manslaughter.

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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Man, what a bummer.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:27 AM
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That is just the puniest incline, I mow on slopes all the time, way steeper than that and way wider and longer.
However, unlike most of the Ztr's I see being operated by other landscapers, mine has a fully deployed and thus functional ROPS.

I always wonder, they wear safety goggles, they wear hearing protection.
But these operators obviously have a secret death wish.
It is also the biggest scam to date, I wonder how many insurance companies fail to realize that...

And that is the real problem is the ROPS is not present, nothing to do with using the wrong machine,
everything to do with absent safety equipment, hopefully it isn't because someone else removed it.
Otherwise the company could get sued, oh boy I can hear lawyers now,
wrongful death, fatal negligence, involuntary manslaughter.
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This is it exactly. Basic safety equipment could have saved this man's life
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