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Bent Blades

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dhenegar, Aug 1, 2000.

  1. Pizpoppa

    Pizpoppa LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Bricks are always encountering my Exmark, but the worst for me would have to be a tree. I thought I could just mow over a root close to the base and get the grass, but I got wedged onto it and the blade underneith just kept sawing away at the tree and cut a gash many inches into the thick pine. If I did not shut the engine off, I probably would have been yelling timber!
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,263

    Lets see....An employee hit a sewer cap that waseight inches wide. Bent two blades 90 degrees and bent a spindle on my laser. Two steel yard markers...Push mowers lost those ones. Slid down a wet hill on a Laser into a man hole, bent the front caster and the deck. Employee slid down a hill into a car, ripped OFF the quarter panel of a brand new Bonneville. Thank goodness for insurance. Two Dog chains, and two door mats. Thats about it.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Cutter1
  3. Twotoros

    Twotoros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    My first season in biz - 1986 . My first mower - brand new commercial toro 2 stroke. Long grass+buried pipe sticking up 3&quot; = new crankshaft @ 300$ 1986 dollars.:(
  4. dylan

    dylan Member
    Messages: 276

    One of my guys was mowing and hit a tree stump. I had the blades in X formation. The first blade stopped when it hit and the second cut right through the first. Pieces of shredded metal everywhere.<br>I had the clinch pin break off the front caster wheel. It slid out and came under the deck. Trashed a new blade, shredded the tire and cut up the caster.
  5. The Mowman

    The Mowman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    I would have to say the worst thing i have done is either hitting a pile of wood chips, one of which hit the boss or wrapping up a 5 foot section of chainlink fence that was lying in tall grass.
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    I mowed a 25 ft long tow chain,it was buried in the lawn,tow truck driver forgot it there,Grass was about 6&quot; high,it was a nasty sound,snapped 1 blade right off at center,bent spindle,tore baffle 1/2 way off the deck,to finish I tore baffle off,put old blade on and kept going.I mowed a kitten by accident,poor thing didnt even bog the engine<p>----------<br>John D<br>
  7. kenneybros

    kenneybros LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    speaking of those stupid front wheels! A guy i worked with ran over the same wheel 2x in about a week. spit it right out the discharge. the second time it was junk

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