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good advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Jun 27, 2000.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,009

    after I got started in the buisness I started taking care of the lawn on a friends farm. lots of grass right along side the barbed wire fence. using a commercial walkbehind, I had to be real careful when the handles were close to the fence.<p>one day my friend called me out to the farm to show mw his new john deere walkbehind. he asked for my advice on what he needed to know before he got started cutting his own grass.<p>the first thing I told hm was to watch those turns when the handle was passing a tree, fence post, whatever. I told him to simply turn loose of the handle, ALWAYS, when passing something. after we visited a while I left and he went to work.<p>I got a call from him a couple weeks later, needed me to cut the grass at the farm.<p>before I finished, he showed up. the bandages were almost up to his elbow.<p>right you are! first thing he did was turn the machine next to the barbed wire and keep hold of the handle. I mowed several times for him after that.<p>GEO
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Ouch,<br>Man would that hurt, I hope he learned a lesson.<p>Experience is name we give our previous mistakes.
  3. AB Lawn Care

    AB Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 585

    I too have smashed and scaped my hands but nothing I could not shake off in about 30sec.That must have killed!!!!!!!!<p>----------<br>from:Adam<br>AB Lawn Care
  4. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    about 6 years ago when i first got my 36inch gravely walkbehind and i wasnt use to it i was mowing a lawn and when i went to make a left turn the right handle of the mower wipped against the bottom corner of a vinal siding strip (with my hand on the handle). it sliced my entire hand open.... i went back to the truck , and grabbed a paper towl and rapped it around my hand.... i was determined to finish this lawn. when i was done i went and got stitches!
  5. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Evan i hoped you wiped the blood off the siding!! Also be careful when adding a velke to your mower. Kevin
  6. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    Kevin, That velke i bought from you is working great. Got use to it in about 5 minutes. I no longer hate using my walkbehind... I do wish that belt driven mowers were faster now that i have a velke! Just thought id let you no how things were going!

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