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blade flew right off...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass_Nerd, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Grass_Nerd

    Grass_Nerd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Has anyone had a blade fly off while mowing?

    I heard a story once that my grandfather was mowing his backyard and the blade flew right threw his legs. Could just be a story ...

    I was just curious though. I am sure there are wild stories out there.
  2. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    i tighten mine...
  3. Grass_Nerd

    Grass_Nerd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Just because you tighten them, is it not a posibbly that a nut could break or something strange...

    Why so quick to be sarcastic?
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    i never had anything freakie happen yet and hopefully nothing will i check all nuts and bolts
  5. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I had a blade fly off a EFFING MTD. I was starting it up and hear thunk wunk CHANG, and watched the blade skid across the concrete. The spindle housing broke and the blade and bolt just flew off. The damn thing was made of pot metal, and it developed stress cracks from being used. Im just glad the mower wasnt up to speed when it happend. I WILL NEVER USE MTD AGAIN -- EVER. This is just one of the reasons I hate MTD, I think its a good reason.
  6. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 142

    When I was a kid, I remember a girl from our church had a blade go into her stomach while her dad was mowing their yard. Hurt her pretty bad, but she survived.....can't remember the details, but this was about 40 years ago....
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    well...without being sarcastic, I believe anything is possible.

    unlikely but possible.

    GEO :confused:
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    You've worked for a thunk wunk chang, too? Small world...LOL..J/K
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    ROTFLMFAO I personally know three. :p
  10. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Tighten the nuts to protect your nuts. :waving:

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