Hungry Back Pack Blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bobby, Apr 20, 2000.

  1. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I was wondering how many of you guys have ever had a blower eat your T-Shirt half off your back. First time it hapened to me it scared the crap out of me.<p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Messages: 318

  3. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    Hey, Sorry. I would like to know how this happened so I may avoid it in the future. Where hurt or did it just scare the sh*% out of you.<p><br>
  4. mountainviewland

    mountainviewland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    My stihl BR400 claims about three new employees shirts every year. One time we had a guy who used to carry a bandanna in his back pocket. After about 2hrs I finnaly got it off the impeller.<p>Ssouth keep your shirt tucked in<br>
  5. OP

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    If your shirt is real loose fitting, on some blowers, it can get sucked into the intake right behind your back pad. I don't think it could hurt you, but it could damage your impeller.<p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale
  6. Eric ELM

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

    I learned the hard way too. Scared the heck out of me.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,002

    Makes a hell of a noise too.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,695

    I sucked a pair of panty hose right off a clothes line one time. The customer was an elderly woman and she thought it was the funniest thing she had seen in years.
  9. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    at least she wasnt wearing them at the time :)<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,180

    I have had 2 bandanas eaten by my BR400! Never a shirt though!<p>Homer

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