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Longest Rock Launch

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by curtislawncare, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. KingLawn

    KingLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    My dad mowed a small deer with a bushhog, I guess they lay still instead of bolting...when you mow professionally I think you gain much respect for the saying "Sh@# Happens"
  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    I've gotta be the winner of this one. two weeks ago, I was mowing a commercial property and saw what I thought was a dead bird. I thought...no big deal;I mulch them up all the time. It turned out tobe a dead, rotting poodle. To say the least, I made my help scrape the bottom of the deck at the end of that day. Last Friday, i was mowing one of my sports parks and found a tennis ball. My helper was about a hundred feet away with a drink in his hand on a ztr. I aimed the discharge at him then got his attention. When he stopped to look at me, I tossed the tennis ball in front of my hustler then mowed over it. The ball took a 60 mph trajectory stright for him and knocked the drink right out of his hands. one in a million
  3. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I was working for the Forrest service in 1980 we where cleaning up a air force station in the mountains. "Why they had a Air Force station in the mountains I don't know" It was a Government job so we had to where steel towed boots, long pants, long sleeve shirts, safety glasses and hard hats. One guy was mowing across the street from me, I was talking the the crew leader when we heard a loud noise come from the mower, we where across the street from him, I look at the guy mowing and see a rock come shooting out from the discharge chute, it came at me so fast I could not react in time and it HIT MY HARD HAT and knocked it sideways on my head!!!! The hard hat did the job! I was fine!
  4. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    With my slingshot I've sent golf balls and rocks well over 100 yards away. With the mower, thankfully nothing memorable has happened. Yet.
  5. sunray

    sunray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    Years ago I was cutting my grass with a 19" snapper,thru a rock through the side window of our van about fifty feet away.
    It was the middle of a Georgia summer and the windows where up, the resulting explosion sounded like a 12 gauge going off next to me.
  6. TGK

    TGK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I demoed a mower (not using the name to protect the innocent), and was jamming along when i caught a big one about the size of 2 fists and tossed it about 20-30 feet. The insuing shhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggkkkkkkkkkkkkkk sound was perfect, along with the relief that this mower wasnt mine at the end of the day!
    America is good country
  7. LemkeLawns

    LemkeLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    My buddy was mowing one day and I was trimming, about 15 feet away, looked up and he hit a rock when I was facing him. Unfortanately I wasnt wearing a hard hat and luckily I didnt get hit, it missed me by about 3".

    Later that summer I ran the deck of the mower across his foot, that was a close one too. We stoped and stared at each other in disbelief for a few seconds and went back to work.

    This past summer I hit a crab apple(6" dia.) It flew for about 150' bounced 3 times a came to rest at the side of an elderly man working in his garden.
  8. rossignol5

    rossignol5 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    About seven years ago i used to mow for another company and we were mowing a lawn three guys i was weed waking and i heard a thunk and it was a tennies ball out of our old rider it hit the guy on the JD walk behind and he fell right off the mower it had and ol sulky on it. It was so funny. No one was hurt thank god
  9. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    I had a yard 2 years ago where the damn kids would leave stuff everywhere and we didnt find this tennis ball til' it was too late....I bet I launched that thing 200ft or better.
  10. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,985

    Years ago I was on a Kubota F2400 and hit a hidden clean out pipe. Unfortunately it launched the metal top 30' thru a double pane slider. Paid out of pocket instead of insurance. Chute blockers ever since.

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