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Almost got myself into SERIOUS trouble!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jajwrigh, May 2, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Unloaded at a yard today and fired up the mower only to hear a horrible knocking and grinding sound...so I quickly killed it. Turns out that last night I tried to tighten the blades on in reverse with my impact!! The blade bolts were so loose that I used my 2 fingers to unscrew them!! I am not sure what would have happened if they would have come off, but it wouldn't have been good! My lesson learned is to never sharpen blades at 11:30pm when you half asleep.
  2. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Ive done that on a 21" mower a few years ago... didnt take long for the blade to come loose (like 5 seconds) buried itself half in the ground just to the right of the deck.. I was at one of my Tim Horton accounts and looked pretty stupid pushing my mower accross the parking lot back to the truck carring a blade in my hand.. Learned my lesson thta morning.

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