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dbl blade vacuum

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rdh, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    just wanted to tell you guys what i did today.
    well while mowing i stoped next to a news paper. so i fliped up the arm rest and bent over the side from the seat of the ztr to reach the news paper . all i could do has touch it so i pulled it a little closer with the one finger and it just vanished. it went right through the dbl blade set up with highs and gators. there was not a piece of paper bigger than a cigarette lighter .the wind blew it every where. what a mess took forever to clean up and lots of people around. dam did i fill dumb ., i told the customer that just had pulled in. that i geuss i owe you a paper and she thought it was so funny she had seen me do that she said not to worry about it.
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    :) I hate when that happens...

    It hasn't happened lately. When I was down in Florida it happened too often. They didn't have newspaper boxes there like they do here in MD. There was some kind of paper in every driveway... I hit my share, even when I saw it laying there. One second it's there, the next (oh $hit) it's everywhere...
  3. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Messages: 1,540

    Your right about the vacuum...a branch knocked my ball cap off last week and it landed next to the trimming side of the deck (set to cut at 3 inches). I looked down just in time to see it start wiggling and then get sucked up under the deck.....INSTANT CONFETTI!!!!!

    Oh well it was time for a new hat anyway. :D
  4. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    i suggest you pick up a tool called REACH at your dealer or
    hd has the short ones. it saves a lot of getting on and off.
    my experience with the suction of doubles was not a good day.
    i ran over a cast iron water meter cover and ruined a set of blades,not to mention shattering the cover.well lesson learned.

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