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Things we have ran over

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

  1. beegreenlandcare

    beegreenlandcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    Forgot to mention, years ago we used to mow atruck stop and it was always ajoy. Besides all the other stuff, you hit pcs of 2x4 and the best 1 was a black thick, coat hanger-that came out in pieces. Also once ayear we'd do a rough cut w/ the bush hog and the truckers would often empty out their trucks way in the back. You'd find everything from watermelons in apile of straw to dead animal carcasses. The worst thing I actually hit though is, the truckers were too lazy to walk up to the building to pee, so they'd use a 1gallon, plastic milk bottle and just throw it out the window, we'd come by w/ the bush hog,:laugh: after it cooked in the sun for a few weeks and splat-what a stink!
     
  2. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,732

    Today I hit 5 dead fire works, it was in really high grass
     
  3. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,327

    Go1965- that must not have been a fun experience, expecially at seven.

    One time I was mowing down a large patch of ivy. The house was right on the corner of a busy road and there was a lot of trash there. It was hard to se it all because the ivy was pretty tall, but all of a sudden the mower hit something and just cut off. I moved it back and there was a shoe there. Pretty amazing to see all the trash that people throw out just because they're lazy.
     
  4. Mike's LawnCare Landscape

    Mike's LawnCare Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 488

    I have more. Fire works today too and easter eggs !!!!
     
  5. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    LACROSSE BALLS!!!

    they truely ROCKET!! I launched one at LEAST 150 yards. in my yard, i sh*t myself when i thought it was gonna go through one of the truck windows but it didnt thankfully.
     
  6. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Pry bar left in tall grass by a roofer, dog run line. Scariest one not me but one of our grounds crew sent a 3 inch bolt through a classroom window that had a room full of 4th graders that had just gone out to lunch; glass everywhere. Would have been serious injury lawsuit if the kids were there.
     
  7. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    i vote u win most serious one. not funniest tho.
     
  8. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Thankyou that's an award nobody really wants. We told him previously to shoot it away from the school but he's one of these guy's with an attitude problem. He's lucky he still has a job. Cutting is no longer allowed on that slope when school is in session.The slope is higher than the school so if you pick something up with the mower and your discharge is pointed in that direction and the shield is up (which it shouldn't be) you get the picture. Really shouldn't be there during school hours, teachers complain about the noise and the dust, and the smell "it makes the allergic kids have asthma attacks"etc.
     
  9. blakerugg

    blakerugg LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    it must be a private school since its not maintained by the town? around here the town maintains the grounds at the public schools?
     
  10. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    Public School, I work fulltime for the town and landscape parttime with my sons. A lot of town employees have a sideline,snowplow,tree service, construction contractors,that whey your medical benefits and pension is covered under a group plan.It costs a small fortune for health coverage to insure your family under an individual plan I don't know how small business owners do it.
     

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