First time this ever happened...mower key fell out while driving to job

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RECESSION PROOF MOWING, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. RECESSION PROOF MOWING

    RECESSION PROOF MOWING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Usually I keep the key in my stander when transporting from one job to the other. Got to a ballbustin jobsite over the weekend and NO KEY. Tried the screwdriver but no go. Had to wait until Monday AM to get a replacement key. Never happened to me before...how 'bout that?
     
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Someone told me when I first started to ALWAYS keep a spare key somewhere.
    Why?

    Because, it could fall out!

    (Oddly enough in 10 years I don't think any of mine ever have)
     
  3. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,810

    My multi tool starts mine.
    mike
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,740

    All mine use the same key, that I've never pulled out. Its funny how a $900 crapsman uses the same key as a $10,000 Exmark, oh well don't take much to get any of them going.
     
  5. LHS Lawns

    LHS Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    I keep a spare for every piece of equipment on my truck key ring. I never leave it in the machine while in transport. Live n learn.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Sounds like a rookie mistake to me. I have 2 keys for my Dixie. One that is the universal key that every mower uses and a real key that is like a golf cart key. There are spares available.
     
  7. WJC

    WJC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    About a year ago, I was mowing one of my customers lawn and when I finished I went to shut the mower off and the key was gone. I had a ring on it along with the keys to unlock my other equipment. Well don't you know after about 15 mins. walking the lawn I found them. So now I keep the mower key safety wired to the mower so it cant get lost.
     
  8. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    my mower and leafloader use the same key so i keep one in the mower one in the loader and 2 spares
     
  9. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    the reason you never lost one is beacuse you have a spare
    i have a indak key on my car key ring just to cma
     
  10. grass catcher

    grass catcher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    I lost the key to my helper
    can,t get em to start lol
     

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