I know this thread is goin on all the time but I couldn't find an old one. You know those banner type deals that are at car lots that run from pole to pole with red white and blue shiny things hanging off of it? Well there was about a 50-100 foot strip of that stuff that had fallen from one of the poles. Sucked it right up in my ZTR - stopped the blades and the belt was smoking as it tried to turn the blades before I could disengage the blade! Had to remove all 3 blades to get all of the rope and crap out of the blades. Almost as bad as the time I ran over the bologna package at a trailer park!