Close call ! Dixie smashed by tree !

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Tek, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    For some reason I'm still alive to write this . Today my 60 inch mower was missing out on a lawn we use it on , so I parked it , grabbed a 70 inch off the trailer , made a swath behind this tree , swung arround and saw this !
    I was in shock, this place has had 3 rotten trees fall this year , so I took some pictures of some dead tree tops and I'm demanding the removal pronto !
    Also all my customers will get this picture and explaniation of the dangers of falling tree tops . And I'm gonna demand they get them removed !
    Home owner is a Lawyer , great customer , has agreeed to fix , or replace my mower !
    Will be in church on Sun .

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  2. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
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    Man this was awful

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  3. pinnacle

    pinnacle LawnSite Senior Member
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    More than lucky, If that happened to me at any of my accounts the owner would have told me where to go If I asked them to repair it. Did he offer to fix or did you have to ask?
     
  4. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
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    man oh man lawntek glad to hear your ok

    tell these clowns to cut the trees or say see ya!!!!

    JOB #1-BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
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    :eek:

    Glad your still with us... Put a hundred in that basket when they pass it around!!
     
  6. STAN1366

    STAN1366 LawnSite Senior Member
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    There's a reason the call those dead sticks "widow makers". You sure are lucky and it's good to hear the customer will make good on it.
     
  7. DanG

    DanG LawnSite Member
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    Last year i had the same thing almost happen to me.

    Was mowing along the edge of the woods on a windy day and had a branch almost land on me.

    Decided that it wasn't worth getting killed for, and loaded up and came back the next day.

    Started up where i had left off & in the field near where i had been mowing found a 8" tree snapped off and laying on the ground. If it had landed on me it woud've killed me for sure.

    Dan
     
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    you are lucky
     
  9. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Lucky you weren't on the machine.



    Not for nothing. That would never happen to me or my men. We MANAGE THE LANDSCAPE.

    NOTHING is ever left dead on a property. If we do it we bill them. If we refer a friend of mine the tree biz, they still get billed. Always informed before hand.
     
  10. WOW!!! That’s a freaky close call. Pretty cool of your customer to replace your mower. Glad to hear you’re ok.
     

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