Wanna laugh?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by DynaMow, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. DynaMow

    DynaMow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am moving some dirt in a wheel barrow from beside the house to the back of the property. There is a little drainage valley in between the two spots. Well the first barrow full i bottom out coming up hill, readjust and push with all I got to get up hill, make it, everything ok. next trip feel i got to get some speed hit the valley at an angle and go for it. I am running, pushing the barrow, it bottoms out, flips up, I go flying completely over it and do a flip, land square on my butt. I jump up, see if anybody is watching, laugh, then try to figure out if I hurt anything. Laughed all day then when I got home and told my family they laugh like crazy and my 9 yr old boy laughed his azz off. Never did that before.
  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
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    oh schitt i am lmao at that i was laughing half way of the story . i got tears . glad you didnt get hurt tho.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those drainage swales will get you every time! LOL :p
  4. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 923

    The swales and also those damn Jackson 6cf wheel barrows from Homer Depot.
    Man do I hate the angle of the front of that thing but it sure is tough.
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    My daddy taught me that the more load taken with each wheelbarrow the quicker I'd get the job done. (My daddy never owned a tractor.) LOL
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    For those of us who like stunt-driving our mowers, I remember the day I thought I could stand on the deck with one foot while operating the T-bar with the other... You know, pull gently on the T-bar with the foot so it goes forward, the eventual idea was for me to sit on the motor while I got a hand on the bar but before I got that far, the mower moved forward a BIT faster than I had expected! I'm not sure exactly what happened next but I do know I was on the ground next to the mower in less than a second.

    I also had to look make sure nobody saw me LOL I think my pride hurt worse than the bruises all over my side.
  7. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    You have GOT to be kidding! You didn't really try that, did you?
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    Reminds me of the day after I got my Exmark and was hanging on a guide wire from the roll bar at a busy intersection. One wheel on the ground and the other 3' off the ground.........:angry: :cry: .........wasn't no looking around to see if nobody was looking.....everybody was looking:help:

    Glad you weren't hurt!
  9. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,793

    i hope you know the rule if you dump the wheel barrel you buy lunch for every body:) :) payup payup
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    In the cooler weather I wear a button down flannel shirt. Well, long story short, the handle bars of my hydro ZT WB got stuck in the shirt and keep turning...

    needless to say I was thrown off the jungle wheels...:blush: :blush: :blush:

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