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Idiot For The Day

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
OK, heres what I did. I usually get prepared for lawn cutting the night before. I waited until this morning to get prepared. I had to pull one mower off the trailer and put a different one on. No problem , right? About 1 1/2 miles away from home I noticed my trailer gate was still down! I couldn't here it dragging. If anyone asks me about it , I'll just tell them that I had to grind down part of the trailer gate!
 

MOW ED

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
N.E. Wisconsin
Don't feel too bad, back in the beginning of this year I had a costly episode with my then new truck. If you care to find my post it was titled "I want to cry". It will make you feel a little better.
Stuff happens to all of us. Smile and learn from it. Have a nice day.
 

eskals

LawnSite Member
Bob:

You just reminded me to add yet another item to the old "mental check list." I've got to admit it is easy to do. I have an enclosed trailer with the double swing doors on the back. There have been a few times where i was about to pull away, and decided to jump out and make sure that they were shut. A few times i forgot to latch them.

At least nothing terrbile happened like a mower sliding off the back into traffic, or something like that.

We all make stupid mistakes. Aren't they the worst kind??

Eric
 

jaclawn

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
South West PA
You got 1.5 miles before you noticed it? You must have one of those loud hippie type stereo systems in your truck. The farthest I have got was about 1.5 yards.
 
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bob

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
Jaclawn, With the windows rolled up and the radio on and heater fan on full blast, I couldn't hear a thing. Also the mower that I put on was a Grasshopper with a bagger unit on the back. It impaired my veiw of the gate. I guess the bright side of the story is that it probably will never happen again.
 

John DiMartino

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Walden,NY
Man,I get my DCstuck in my ditch at least once a month-what a pain-it gets frame hung in the rear-even worse because of the trac-vac bracket.I am a amazed at how easy it is to get this stuck in a ditch-but on anything else itll go up any hill or over anything-just no good in ditches.
 
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