Over-turned lawnmower causing traffic problems

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by nimrod, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. nimrod

    nimrod LawnSite Member
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  2. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats were my lawn mower is. that dam thing just likes to wonder off sometimes and when it gets scared it rolls over and plays dead.
     
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    thats sucks
     
  4. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    i thinks its bc its a toro
     
  5. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Holy crap, that's my Troy Bilt. Oh well. Why didn't they just turn it over and drive it back on the trailer lol.
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    :hammerhead::hammerhead:
     
  8. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Makes cleaning the deck a breeze. :)

    That's why everything I have on my trailer is secured down each time I pull out onto the road.
    Not doing so is just plain stupidity on the operators part. I don't care if your driving 100ft or 100 miles, it is SUPPOSE to be secured, after all, it IS the law.

    I had a tow dolly ratchet come off a dolly one time. I didn't realize the ratchet was not secure when I took off to head home. Got on the highway and within a few miles, I came over a bridge, when the dolly bounced, I just happen to look in the rear view mirror only to see the ratchet assembly bounce off the trailer at 60mph. It hit the road and bounced up at least 10-15ft tumbling through the air. As it was tumbling, I saw a car in it's lane driving right into it. Took out the windshield. I then saw what looked like a NASCAR wreck as cars were sliding sideways, swerving into the grass media strip and sliding all over the place. Luckily nobody was hurt and no other damage was caused other then the windshield but it was a BIG lesson learned and now I check EVERYTHING before I leave to head out on the road. It only takes once and your screwed if the wrong thing happens at the right time. Strap the junk down and rest assured you won't have to worry.
     
  9. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gosh, did you go back?
     
  10. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    Heck yeah, as soon as I saw it flipping through the air I started pulling over. Luckily nobody was hurt. The guy was kind of cool about it and there wasn't a need to call the police. Everyone that started swerving to dodge the bullet managed to get back on the highway without anyone else being involved. I found the ratchet. It was completely mangled. What happened, the ratchet came off the dolly and I saw it bouncing on the highway, a car was driving right into the path. When it hit the car, it flew another 15+ft in the air. Luckily it didn't hit any other cars.
     

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