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Close call but About Time!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bama Mower, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Bama Mower

    Bama Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Im in northeast Alabama and it has rained a little 2 days in a row. I was mowing down by the river today and my front wheel got twisted up and didnt get back straight and it made my back tire catch a little mud and i started sliding down the hill(very small slope). My left front wheel seems like it takes a little longer to get back straight. What can i do to fix this problem? I thought i was going to have to bail off my ol Scag headfirst in the river. The man above was watching over me cause i hit a small piece of wood on the top of the seawall and it kept dry. Glad the rain came tho.
  2. Sandgropher

    Sandgropher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    There seems to be a lot of reports of deaths lately, slideing down small slopes into the water, at least you are all right, if i owned one of these mowers i would practise bailing out over and over until i could do it in a few seconds, it could save your life.

    It seems you broke all the rules> mowing when wet, mowing on a slope and mowing near water, glad you are still with us :)

    BTW the makers of these mowers say always mow across not up and down the slope, but some folks say up and down is better ? not sure what the answer is ? what were you doing ?

    on edit > you are glad the rain came ? it nearly cost you your life :laugh:
  3. David C.

    David C. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I'm here in Central Alabama----Logan Martin Lake area----I'd pay big time to be able to mow grass in any area that does NOT have a slope

    Some slopes are easy to judge----some--well, the area will deceive the eyes---one lawn I'm mowing---I started out on top of the slope----on my first pass I started slipping and slideing and spinning---and I'm thinking---"Lord!! I'm 25 yards from the lake and I'm already slipping---I wound up having to mow the slope with my 21"

    One slope I have---I can't hardly stand up straight on it with my weed wacker and the gravel will have a tendency to "throw" you on the ground!! Know what I mean??

    Give me yards that do NOT have slopes!!!
  4. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 926

    Sounds like a Job for Fluid Film....or a little grease....is it bent
  5. Bama Mower

    Bama Mower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    No it is not bent. I greased it Friday afternoon so im hoping that will help

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