SOOoooo...what kind of suction does your mower have?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    it seems mine has pretty good suction...... :dizzy:

    I knew I was gonna touch the edge of this blue tarp that WAS covering this mulch pile but I didn't expect what happened ......to happen!

    and it happened in a nano-second, too!

    GEO :cry:

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  2. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    and how did we undo this catastrophy? lots of cutting and pulling?
     
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Ouch that will really makeyou mad.
     
  4. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    Well now, that would suck. :rolleyes:
     
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,205

    i did that once to a large net covering a bunch of blueberry bushes. took a lot of cutting to get it off. about a month ago i had a worker suck up a lacrosse net backdrop. just get the knife out and start hacking :D
     
  6. Liberty Lawncare

    Liberty Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 484

    LMAO I did that 3 weeks ago. I was about 3 inches away from a black tarp and woosh chop chop fart chop blades off. :help: Thats anoying. :realmad:
     
  7. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    well back in 2001, I was mowing at a Deere dealership (working for them) with a JD M655 mid deck zero turn, 54" 25hp. Went over the sidewalk and lifted the deck. It still sucked up the huge very thick and very heavy 3' x 5' (approximately) super thick rubber mat... I did have some time on the mower, having mowed with it for many weeks previous to that point so i did know the capabilities of the machine but i never guessed it would suck that mat up.... i knew none of the other mowers i have ever used would have.... i don't even think my Ferris would with 3" high lifts (but i could be wrong)... it sucked it right up and chunked and stalled the machine. Everyone came out to see what the noise was (it was right by the door) and i got embarrased.. i was afraid they would make me pay for the mat but they didn't. It just made a rip in it about 1' long or so.... no major damage to it or the mower. Still hate that mower, didn't cut worth a plug nickel.
    I've run over lots of stuff since i've been on mowers for 10 years now.... kids do stupid stuff and i was no exception i guess. most of it was purely accident but alot of it was stuff i hoped i would get away with going over it without getting it you know? LOL.... live and learn. I don't get near anything now.... i'm careful, usually lol.


    Hey Geo, I thought you used Lesco? What gives? Well anyway thats a nice eXmark in the pic! looks like mine with the 52" deck except with ECS.
     
  8. NelsonLandworks

    NelsonLandworks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 131

    i haven't sucked up anything too large yet-just water bottles, beer cans, frogs, snakes, gloves, tennis balls ect. *knock on wood*
     
  9. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    golf balls suck the worst.... :blush:
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    As the picture was loading, I knew what I'd be looking at! Not good! lol
    This reminded of a post by another member, so I just had to dig it up from the archives. Just the way he wrote it, I got a good grin out of it.


    #15 09-30-2003, 04:57 PM
    Black Water
    Senior Member Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
    Posts: 240


    I once snagged a twenty foot plastic streamer off the back of a kite laying under a jungle gym. It was like winding in a fishing pole, and when the kite went under the deck, it looked like Time Square right after New Years.

    I would have shut the blades down, but it was like watching a train wreck. It was horrible,...........yet i could'nt turn away. :)
     

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