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Hits On Equipment

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MileHigh, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    ooops...I forgot to close one side of my trimmer rack the other day going 60mph down the highway....hit a bump, and my shindyt242 engine side went scraping along the highway...I bout sh!t a brick. The cylynder wasn't where it was supposed to be anymore....So I had to buy a brand freakin new one...this one only had a few months use on it.

    Oh and both of my 21" mowers won't start??? replaced spark plugs...don't know what to do next?....Not a small engine mechanic.

    What the hell...I guess thats what you get when you cut corners and buy cheaper equipment and then try to use it in a commercial setting.

    I guess I just needed to vent a little. I had a very stressful last week, and I'm thinking this and next..with 4th of july coming won't make it any easier.
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,964

    IF you survive (it's all up to you) you'll be better for it. Do what you have to do then step back, take a breath and analyze things. You'll be ok as long as you have a persistant attitude. Tony
  3. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Get a spark tester and make sure your mowers are getting spark, also make sure they have gas!

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    my trailer tilts and i didnt latch it down so the first i took it out we hit a bump and the back half dragged on the ground doing 20 mph untill we stoped. when i tried tilting it back it was so damn heavy cause the 48'' and the leafblower were in the way back of the trailer so it took 2 people to tilt it back
  5. jrush

    jrush LawnSite Member
    Messages: 215

    I have a jungle jim and with a good bump on the trailer the head pops out and falls straight to the pavement! 2 times already this year my string trimmer scraping the ground while I drive, luckily the radio sucks and there was'nt a good song on so I heard it! Oh yeah, and my p.o.s 21 won't start either! Now I'm looking for a 36"...oh ya, and today driving on the highway the rake I had in the jungle jim bent in half with the wind...
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    My dad's always yelling at me when I try putting the ztr towards the back of the trailer. I guess he's right. Keep it all the way up front.
  7. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,305

    Haha. My wife watched a guy hit some bad RR tracks by my old house (at high speed) and saw his Walker fly into the air and land on its side...

    Me, I started out with a little 4x8 trailer with a 21" sideways in the front and a 36" Lesco WB crammed to the trailer tailgate in back. It was an exact fit, so I didn't have to strap it in... or so I thought.

    One day, in the middle of an intersection, the entire tailgate falls off and I dump my WB out into the road. I can laugh about it now, as that was a few years ago, but that definitely had been a VERY BAD DAY at the time. :laugh:

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