handlebar in the gut!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, May 3, 2001.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    it happened again over the weekend. I hit something in the grass and the mower stopped but I didn't. now I'm sporting a three inch diameter black and blue spot on my tool shed. dang! I hate that when it happens!

  2. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Had that happen many times. You would be going by something sticking out and something else gets your attention and then wham. You seem not to hit anything else atleast for a little while.
  3. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 177


    Count your blessings...a little lower and can you imagine the damage you could of done to the foundation?
  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876


    I have long legs...fortunately I have always got it in the leg just off center. Have to wear a cup when mowing.

  5. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Ouch! I hate it when that happens. And you always pray nobody saw you. Russ
  6. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    If it happens again and it's lower, let us know and we can send you an ice pack with a Viagra and Miracle Grow poltice. Void where prohibited by law. A handling fee will apply if the poltice is not self applicated.

  7. Vintage

    Vintage LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I had that happen once and it ripped my pants and that day I had no underwear on. LOL. So i ran back to the truck taped up my pants with first aid tape and untuck my shirt and finished the lawn.
  8. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    yea, i had that happen when i first got my sulky, right in the hip thank goodness i was at home just trying it out or it could of looked pretty stupid somewhere else.
  9. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Posts: 254

    Did it several times with a 36" Deere... right in the hip...
    (was always in the left hip...how bizarre)
  10. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    I hit a crepe myrtle stump once and the mower came back at me hard enough that it knocked me over the handle bars and on the ground. That was in 97, and I have a 6" scar on my belly and side from that. I had to call my dad to come put the mower back on the trailer. My ribs were bruised bad enough that I couldn't start the engine.

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