am i the only one ??? broken finger's

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by nekos, May 25, 2006.

  1. nekos

    nekos LawnSite Member
    from chicago
    Posts: 66

    am i the only one dumb enough to get my finger's caught between a fence post and the handle bars of a lawn mower ??? lol

    i snapped my finger yesterday on a fence post cutting a lawn that was severely over grown , for way to little $$$ , that i got suckered into cutting as a favor to a good customer that for some reason will not pay me :cry:

    arrr bad day yesterday ... on the good side , at least i have a sadistic friend that didn't mind resting my finger. got one more day of cutting before i can go to the hospital .:dizzy:
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I clipped a fence post with the deck at top speed once, hit the fixed bars hard enough to require re-welding the bar at the seam and also put a hairline fracture on a few ribs, the pain lasted 3-4 months. Oh yes, and for a customer who's yard I underpriced to be a nice guy, thou he did pay here's reason number 9000 to never charge less than you should.
     
  3. nekos

    nekos LawnSite Member
    from chicago
    Posts: 66

    lol agreed !!!

    he told me he only needed me for 6 week's. after that 6 week's is up he is dropped or the price goes to what i should be charging. almost double !!!
     
  4. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Good customer--Not pay???????:hammerhead:
     
  5. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    Last week I was pulling back my heavy wooden ramp and it fell off the back end of the truck onto my toe:(

    Man did it hurt But I didn't react because I didn't want to draw attention, lol. But I thought I split my big toe I was scared to look down and see blood. When I got home my big toe was just slightly purple.
     
  6. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    I do not run pistol grips just for this reason.
    The Pro-steer set up on my 36" machines has saved many a crewman's fingers.
     
  7. MowForLess

    MowForLess LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I got a nasty paper cut counting my money last night....Almost turned it in on insurance.

    Seriously though, we could start a thread on: Sh*t happens. Like last night when I was cutting a creekside with the goat. Slipped and busted my arse infront of a few homeowners enjoying their dinner on their back patio accross the lake.
     
  8. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    always get caught but never broken.... if i broke any body part on someones house while doing a favor i would sh it and pisss on there front stoop if they didnt pay
     
  9. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    My hedge clippers bit me on the thigh a few weeks back. Waited for the blood to soak through, turns out it was just a nasty bruise.:clapping: Frankly, it was a little too close to the cherries for my taste.
     
  10. maxkicker

    maxkicker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 124

    same question
     

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