Beat This Years Most Funnyist/dumbist Thing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLARKE, Nov 28, 2001.

  1. CLARKE

    CLARKE LawnSite Member
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    Yeasterday the 26th my birthday, ended up being the day that
    i put my mowers out in the barns. so just before i leave them for
    the cold winter the last thing that i do is put some stable in the
    gas let them run 5 min's or so then shut them down, So i did this
    to the first one and left it in the barn running at low idel, then put the other mower away withthe trailer in the other barn. About the time i got done with that i got a phone call and after that i headed for home.it was about 14:00. Tonite at 17:00 the guy that live there calls me up and tells me that his kid wanted to know why there was a gas motor runinng/maybe clarkes mower
    out in the barn, I told him that maybe i had forgot to turn it off yeasterday.. BEAT THAT 27 HOURS RUNNING TIME ON ONLY 6 GALLIONS OF GAS....PRETTY FUNNY PRETY DUMB......:blush: :cry: :blob2:
     
  2. LMAO!!!!:blob1:

    Does this beat the mower stuck down stairs and the kid driving it though a fence? It's close.....
     
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Nope, doesn't beat the mower stuck downstairs, but runs a second place.

    The other that comes to mind is the guy that left the gate open and his mower went flying out the back going down the street.
     
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    me out there at 54 w muscle shirt on ,tryin to work like a youngun.
    funny looking probably,but its the only choice i got.
    arthuritus put me under real quick if i let down.
    least i fool a few people:) glad to be alive,later now
     
  5. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nothing can beat the mower stuck down the stairs. Especially since it actually got printed in Turf.
     
  6. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
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    The dumbest thing that a former employee ever did was try to put gas in the crankcase of my w/b. Furthermore, he did this on the clients grass right next to their back door. I still can't believe she didn't fire me. The incredible thing about this was that it was a new engine. It replaced the one that had been fried when another employee lifted the deck up to change the deck height with the engine running full throttle.
     
  7. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    How could changing deck height ruin a motor?

    I can change this on any mower I have with the motor running wide open and not affect a thing accept the length of the grass.
     
  8. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    Eric- I think it was a fixed deck walkbehind and the deck was probably raised by tilting the front of the mower, to get to the wheels and moving the spacers. Could have taken a while, and mabey the engine didn`t have pressure lubrication, the engine was unlevel and at full throttle and BAM, bit the dust. The first mower I had was a byers gold and the front had to be raised like this. ;)
     
  9. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
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    It's an Exmark Metro fixed deck walk behind . The deck adjustment is on the two front castor wheels. We hook the Jungle wheels up to the handle bars which tilts the front of the mower up in the air this enables easy adjustment of deck height and tragically oil pressure. I know it sounds so foriegn and unproductive to you flick of the foot types.I just bought a Chopper and I love the foot operated adjustment.
     
  10. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    i use to have the carbs go bad in my briggs occasioally.
    this filled the whole crankcase w oil. it required a kit an
    she was ready to go. the gas never hurt the engine.
    did it burn up or something.later now
     

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