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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ajeaajea, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    So yesterday some lady calls and wants her grass cut because she is going on vacation. Nobody is going to be home she says. So i leave my trailer gate open. Its a brand new trailer. So anyways her son was still home and while i'm cutting the person up the street from her house he must have pulled out of the driveway over my trailer gate and bent it. I was so mad. I not sure what i should do. I thinking more on the lines of keying his car.
     
  2. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,073

    You're going to intentionally destroy his property? Did you try talking to him first to try and resolve this issue???
     
  3. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,986

    It's simple, treat it like you would if he backed into your truck. Ask him for his insurance info, and file a claim. If he won't give you the info, file a police report, he will end up paying for your repair and get a citation for improper lookout.
     
  4. ajeaajea

    ajeaajea LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    i know what you mean but it a trailer not a car
     
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,986

    It doesn't matter a bit. If he ran over your hedge, he is liable. Liability insurance is there to cover damage to others property. Legally there is no difference. For real:rolleyes:
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    It's all right, don't worry about it...

    If it's still useful I would just keep on, you now have a scar of war.
    This stuff is good for you, makes you look experienced :p
    More may be better but only the unintentional ones really count, and too many is not good.
     
  7. daysel

    daysel LawnSite Member
    from TEXAS
    Posts: 140

    Key his car.:rolleyes:...that's the best thing you've come up with?
     
  8. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    That sucks. You insured? Are THEY insured?
     
  9. Military Lawns

    Military Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 321

    I use safety cones, two in the front of my truck and two at the rear. Not sure how effective they are but get some and see. They are very bright and extremely hard to miss.

    DJ
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    I only have 2 customers, 2 houses away on the same side that I have to park my equipment on the street when I cut their lawns. It's a dead end street though so no real traffic at all. The rest of my customers have room enough for me to pull in the driveway. Most are not home when I mow so it's not a big deal to them and helps prevent theft as the thief would have to come on someones property to get near anything.
     

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