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Old 08-09-2013, 12:51 AM
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I almost flipped my z too! I got to caught up in my music and was to relaxed, I forgot my Rops were up and went under a low tree, it picked up the front end of the mower! Thankgod i was going slow enough to counter act the unfolding situation and saved myself and an expensive machine repair! Some times you need one close call to get you back to thinking more before doing!
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Old 08-09-2013, 01:35 AM
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I almost flipped my z too! I got to caught up in my music and was to relaxed, I forgot my Rops were up and went under a low tree, it picked up the front end of the mower! Thankgod i was going slow enough to counter act the unfolding situation and saved myself and an expensive machine repair! Some times you need one close call to get you back to thinking more before doing!
Actually, most of the time in a situation like that, if you are hitting the limb or whatever square with the ROPS, when it starts to tilt back it will only go so far as to where the exhaust and rear of the frame contact the ground. At this point your wheels will likely be spinning or depending on how high up the obstruction was, your ROPS will finish going under it and the front end will come slamming back down to the ground. This is one of those instances where on a mower with ROPS that it is important to also make sure your seat belt is working and fastened around you (to keep you from being thrown forward when the front comes back down). Now, if you hit something off square.... THAT is another story and I hope you survive to tell it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:33 AM
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What a terrible thing. I wonder how fast he was going to break the seat back? I will have to share with my wife who sometimes helps me get the jobs done. Thanks.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:24 PM
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I flipped because I was mowing a hill nothing major but new construction. The hill gave out and I rode it to the bottom.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:36 PM
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I flipped because I was mowing a hill nothing major but new construction. The hill gave out and I rode it to the bottom.
Nice is it better than a slide at a water park?
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:40 PM
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Of cource. I only slid 4-5' and as I tried to point it to the bottom it grabbed and went for a tumble.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:43 PM
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Of cource. I only slid 4-5' and as I tried to point it to the bottom it grabbed and went for a tumble.
Wow must have been worse than a rollercoaster ride, thank god ur ok!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:58 PM
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I think it's also common for people to panic.A buddy of mine was telling me about his wife driving his new Z. She throttled it up and shoved the sticks forward but panicked when the mower wouldn't stop no matter how hard she stomped on the deck lift assist.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:05 AM
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I think it's also common for people to panic.A buddy of mine was telling me about his wife driving his new Z. She throttled it up and shoved the sticks forward but panicked when the mower wouldn't stop no matter how hard she stomped on the deck lift assist.
Haha that is funny, u move the bars foward to go, and the pedal stops you?
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Exmark Metro w/15hp kawi and 36"ultracut2
Old 7x14 open equipment trailer
5x8 Texas trailers utility trailer (soon to have racks!)
Echo srm 225 Trimmer
Echo pas w/edger att.
Echo pb500h
A tube of grease and some gas!
Still wishin for that Scag Wildcat!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:37 AM
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Hey I know I panicked. I'm normally calm to because I used to rock crawl before my body went to heck in a hand bag and after a good ride I couldn't walk for a few days. None the less I saw a guy flip a dingo a last year and crushed his leg. It started to slide down a landscape bed towards a little ditch and he jumped off and tried to stop it with his body. Afterwords he told his boss he doesn't know why he just didn't drop the bucket.
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