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Things we have ran over

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

  1. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    For some reason, I used to get a real kick when I would run over a barbie doll...the head would go flying....always made me laugh.
  2. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    Tennis balls . One time I was mowing along a rock wall and I hit A tennis ball. It cam out it the rock wall and almost took my head off when I looked to my left after it . It was kicking it over 100 yards.
    Snakes,1 rabbit,no frogs yet,

    Hay twin(Ps this stuff sucks ),Easter eggs (had a few this year)
  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,542

    Those tennis balls do fly out. Funny how bored we are these things amuse us. I hits snakes before and yes one rabbit. Baby one too it came up out of a burrow right under my deck and I knew from the sound it was probably something alive (now dead). Blew it out the chute right onto the balcony of the hotel we were working at....big smear of blood where he slid along the balcony floor. I actually felt bad for him. Then I had to get him out of there obviously.
  4. ryde307

    ryde307 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 540

    I have hit all of the same. I normally don't move tennis balls I love shooting those things out. When I first started I trimed through to dog poop. I was covered head to toe in little speckles of it. I have never broke a window until 2 weeks ago mowing a friends yard we do in trade for beer. I moved everything I saw then while mowing some long grass in back heard something go through the deck. I thought it was a stick, then while I was blowing I noticed a broken window in there walkout and of course on of those red kong dog toys was in there entertainment room. They don't even have a dog so it must have came from a neighbor kid but it sucked either way.
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,511

    No way did you or your mower throw a tennis ball 100 yards unless it rolled down a long hill. But I mow them too!
  6. Davie Landscape

    Davie Landscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    2 black snakes this year (hate hitting them), a box turtle (that sucked too), tennis balls, dog toys, easter eggs have to be the worst since hitting them is like detonating a frag grenade, it sends pieces all over the place. Ive also chopped up a garden hose a customer left out.

    When I was 13-14 and was mowing with a old 2 stroke Lawn Boy 21" I hit a 2" steel pipe that was under the edge of a row of boxwoods. Needless to say it broke the output shaft and blade and all was laying where it stopped. Bad day...

  7. T.Brandon

    T.Brandon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Tennis ball a 100ft? Thats not a problem few weeks back I was mowing some st.aug slung a tennis ball about 100ft bc neighbors garage stopped it:laugh:. Boy was I nervous just watching it glide and hoping no broken windows!
  8. taprlawncare

    taprlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    haha, I like the one about the barbie doll... I recently hit a stuffed animal that was laying in the yard, it was the dogs toy, blew it to smitherines. And I left the mess on the lawn because the customer was an A hole
  9. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    I have serviced this one yard for a year and a half, and I have never see a frog or toad there before. Yesterday I go to mow and I hit one in the front yard, I just clean up the mess and go mow the back. In the back I nearly hit another 2
  10. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    No frogs yet with a mower but with a trimmer around ponds suck !!!!!!!!!!!

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