Things we have ran over

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowerdude777, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Last thing I ran over was a pry bar, which was a week from this past Saturday. Mower's still in the shop... the crank shaft got bent up pretty bad, and they had to order the parts from God knows where. At least, at my company, I'm not the only one who ran something over to cause such damage. A number of years ago, my brother ran over a cinder block with one of his Hondas.
     
  2. Swamp Man

    Swamp Man LawnSite Member
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    once i hit an angle iron property marker because the previous company cut the grass at 4 inches for some reason so the first time i cut it at 2 1/2 i bent my mower blade
     
  3. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ran over a red belly black snake, didn't see it till to late with ZTR. However luckily didn't step on it.
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  4. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    when i first started out mowing with my 52" scag hydro walkbehind, i was mowing around a cherry tree fairly new one too, it was probably 3" in diameter, and i was turning around it, being a new guy, i turned blade side first....and got a little too close, well, needless to say the blade caught it and quickly chopped down and mulched up this expensive to me at the time cherry tree. being 14 when it happened back in 2004 i would say it was good learning experience. but i've ran over bud light cans full and empty just to see what would happen, glass bottles. the a tennis ball, the usually sticks, a wrench...golf balls usually don't get sucked up when i go over them....i was trying to run one over and see it go out the other side but at 3.50" it was far from the blades so i dropped the deck to 3" still nothing, then 2.75" still nothing then 2.5" still nothing so finally i dropped the deck down 1.75" and with the blades down in the dirt i sent the golf ball flying back into my neighbors yard. tennis balls are usually too low as well, but i dropped the deck down low enough so i would send it flying into the woods. those are the worst things i've hit, whenever i see roots sticking above the ground i float to deck a little so i go over them.
     
  5. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
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    Weren't u worried about hitting someone with golf balls etc, geeze I worry about a rock hitting window from trimmer, let alone golf balls at the neighbour. Dude...
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  6. RSK Property Maintenance

    RSK Property Maintenance LawnSite Bronze Member
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    no one was outside, and were i live the houses aren't right on top of each other, so there's a decent little distance, plus how my yard is setup my house is closer to road, and my two neighbors have 600ft plus driveways, so where the golf ball was really didn't even make it to his yard. it went across his driveway into the woods. still pretty fun to see it get launched out...:drinkup:
     
  7. Crimson Lawn

    Crimson Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Another Da@# water meter in tall grass and a dead, bloated possum, also in tall grass. Man, that smell!!!
     
  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    My backpack blower.
    With my trailer.

    On two separate occasions.
     
  9. DQL10

    DQL10 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Claimed a dead squirrel last week on a new apartment complex property. Shot it out into the road and walked out there to see what I had ran over. Also almost ran over a pale of fecal matter buried deep in tall grass. That would have been really bad.

    Been there done that multiple times. I feel for ya man.
     
  10. 9ball1018

    9ball1018 LawnSite Member
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    I ran over a dead racoon with my 48 last week. Not on purpose it was a mess.
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