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this is the front page of our local newspaper this morning

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hawg City Lawns, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    That is one of the most deadly things that happen to children. You're in their area. Ask them to remove the post so others are not inspired to do the same.

  3. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 915

  4. Hawg City Lawns

    Hawg City Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,072

    id love to richard but its on the front page 65,000 people are going to see that this morning i think ill make a phone call later and ask them to remove the picture from the internet though
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    All it takes is grandpa to spin around once, and there goes "little Jonny", right under the mower. And involving a much more powerful commercial mower, this situation could be much worse than accidents involving residential mowers.

    Makes a cute picture, but isn't something that should be put out there.
  6. BearWise Landscapers

    BearWise Landscapers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 456

    Wow. I hope none of you do that.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    What usually happens is the children get backed over. I'm sure old Pop Pop there is of his full faculties and would never back over little Jonny. It's at that point that a child is lost and Pop Pop spends the rest of his not very many remaining days grieving over what he did to little Jonny. And rightfully so.

    Hey, I'm sure kids would look cute wing walking too but we don't allow that.
  8. fourbybud

    fourbybud LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 196

  9. mitw44

    mitw44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    Or Johnny gets in the discharge path of grampas mower and gets his eye put out with a rock! What a way to go through life remembering Grandpa.

    Stupid, Stupid. Stupid.
  10. Cboy7

    Cboy7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Fl
    Posts: 386

    I let my 4 yr old drive it. Much safer than driving behind it!

    oh and I keep mulching kit on .
    oh and he only drives on my lap. and he loves wearing the mower seat belt. but I train him saftey as well.

    an open side discharge?? even a twig or a rock could take his eye out!

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