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I just had to post this.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by fixer67, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    I was working to day on a John Deere and when I seen this I knew I had to post it on Lawnsite. I do not know what to say. The picture speaks for its self

  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    Whats the big deal? Dealer probably wanted $20 fot the pin.
  3. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,203

    I would have done the same thing. It's only suppose to keep the rode from sliding out.
  4. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,460

    Redundancy....the guy that put those on there must be a pilot.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    It's because they want your first born child in exchange for the actual pin that's supposed to go there,
    for that exact reason I can personally say I've become very fond of cotter pins.
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    A little odd..... But I'd rather remove that than a freak'n nail that had been driven into the hole and bent over. :dizzy:
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Ha! Ditto.

    Done that a few times back home on the farm growing up. When your in the middle of a 100acre field, you'll use anything to get you finished and back to the shop.

  8. rwaters

    rwaters LawnSite Senior Member
    from Online
    Posts: 731

    if your willing to pay $20 and not use a cotter pin you would be run out of my shop for stupidity. I think I charge a $1 when I put a clip in, $.50 on a cotter pin. Fixer you must be near the city if you do not see that every day.
  9. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    Get used to it....its the new "normal"
    People are doing anything they can, to get as much as they can. out of everything they own.
    I used to build a ton of engines...I still get folks bringing me engines to overhaul, but , more often than not, they are used up so bad that theres nothing to rebuild. The bread and butter of the repair business ( servicing the mowers and engines) has dried up.
    Time to load the barn...could be a long winter....
  10. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    That's nothing!! My customer's would of used .095 trimmer string, and tied it in a knot!!

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