fell off wet ramps!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by richard2, Aug 20, 2000.

  1. richard2

    richard2 Banned
    Messages: 101

    just kiddin'.....but i did pee in the bushes!
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    When my trailer gate gets wet, you"ll wish you had golf shoes on while walking up it!
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    They do get slick, I'm speaking from experiance. Got a big ouchy when I slipped and fell onto the back rail edge with my ribs. That was back when I first started and worked by myself. Wish I would of had someone to drive me home. ;)
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    several years ago when i had first started... i got new ramps... went to load my 36 gravely into the truck... snaaaaaaap! the 500 pound walkbehind when flyting and landed on my toes! never bought wood for ramps and home depot ever again.
  5. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    I dropped a few walk behinds in my day. My 61" scag makes the loudest bang though. Dont dont do it anymore cause i own a trailer, but every once in a while you load your truck with ramps. Just got be careful.
  6. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator
    Messages: 865

    I used to have a couple of guys that would "jump" out of the truck as soon as they pulled over to race to the gate on the trailer to see who could pull the pin out the fastest.

    Well... on the last occassion they both pulled the pin out at the same time and the gate dropped down on one of their heads and smacked him accross the face just missing his eye.

    Yes, he went home early.

  7. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    I've had a close call or two myself since getting my new trailer. Mostly, it comes when I'm stepping off the ramp onto a curb (stepping off the ramp sideways), instead of taking the extra half-second to walk down the ramp proper, with shoe tread and gate 'tread' in proper sync.

    On a related note, I took a fall off a retaining wall my first day back from vacation (three weeks ago now?). Cutting a lawn I've cut a couple hundred times at my normal pace. When I went to step as I turned the mower, I felt the sickening rush of adrenaline as my foot caught empty air. I dropped, but bounced right back up, pacing back and forth and saying the obligatory "Oh God, Oh God" as I waited for pain to set in on my knees, back, neck, etc.

    I was fine, but what a rush. ;)


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