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ferris cracked in half today ha ha

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by punt66, May 5, 2010.

  1. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    Never saw this coming. Halfway through a property my front axle broke loose and i almost ran it over. Bad factory welds broke and the pivot bolt also broke. With the mayhem a shock also broke in half. But i got lucky. Went to tractor supply for a new 8" 3/4 bolt and rewelded it all with gussets. All in all $6 for the bolt and i was even able to weld the shock back to 1 piece. This is a 1500. Anybody hear of this happening before? ;)
  2. Magnum Services

    Magnum Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    No, I have a IS2000Z 2008 model. Did you do any wheelies?
  3. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    no wheelies for me. I do run this machine hard though with bagger, front dethatcher and it mows a lot of properties.

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