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Fright

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RigglePLC, May 21, 2011.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,770

    I was at a botanic garden. A contractor was doing aeration on the grass lawn areas. They had a walk behind plus a large Z-turn type. It had rained heavily and soil was clay. Then the Z-turn started to do a slope that was steep but regularly mowed. Machine couldn't go up, started to slide sideways, aimed downhill without much control. I saw the operator step off the back, but the machine was clearly too heavy for him to exert any additional control. I thought he was going to jump off. They gave up and left some serious sideways skid marks.

    Be careful guys. Later I noticed a valve box with a nice round hole in it.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    As a Clint Eastwood character once said. "A man has got to know his limitations..." :)
     

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