The bar got me home alive!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jvanvliet, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thought it would never happen to me... I always keep a safe distance from the edge, make sure the tires are properly inflated with sufficient tread. Once the slide happened, I could do nothing to stop it... no traction.

    Of course the imbicile overwatered his lawn and it was a mud bath near the bottom of the slope.

    Within less than a minute, there were three guys from other LCO's there, one all the way from across the lake. My workmen were there almost instantly to help pull me off the tractor. The other guys helped get the machine out of the lake, good thing I have three on the trailer to help pull.

    The imbicile homeowner who was on his pool deck talking on the phone, saw everything & ran into the house when he saw the tractor go over the side. Guess what, he didn't call 911, he didn't come out, but he did call me that night to complain about the ruts in his lawn.

    Thanks brothers, I don't even know your names. But you came in my most desperate hour to help while the homeowner ran away.

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  2. madisonpressurewashing

    madisonpressurewashing LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thank God that you are ok
     
  3. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry to hear that, glad you are ok and glad you had help. The homeowner seems like a real ass. I dont know what I would have told him when he actually complained about ruts when he did not help and this could have ended very bad. Good luck and be careful
     
  4. NIXRAY

    NIXRAY LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm so glad you're ok. And sorry to hear that the coward homeowner not only ran inside but to call and complain
    I never could understand why so many lco's run with out rops they are there for a reason
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  5. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    good thing you had it in the down position that time, had it been up it woiuld went all the way over.
     
  6. kubotafan

    kubotafan LawnSite Member
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    Looks like a good chance to clean out under the deck and get the blades off to sharpen!
     
  7. Lehighlawnpros

    Lehighlawnpros LawnSite Senior Member
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    jvanvliet,

    Thanks for posting your story and pictures. So glad that you're o.k.

    God bless those who helped!
     
  8. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
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    Your lucky!

    The homeowner would promptly be told to go **** himself if it were me.
     
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  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I thought so too, but by the time I cleaned out my shorts and boots, it was time to wrap it up for the day.
     
  10. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Same here, if it were me what you said would be on the nice side, I don't think my post would stay up long if I wrote what I though of him.
     
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