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Idiot For The Day

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Oct 23, 2000.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    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!
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    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.
     
  3. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    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
     
  4. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I just hope no one has seen the stupid things that happen. I just want to know how often we get out zero turns stuck in a ditch?
     
  5. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    This makes my day . Other people do this to.
    Iguess we are just human rather than stupid.
     
  6. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    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.
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    That's funny, I had my spraying trailer hooked up today and did the same thing. My son was at the drive when I turned around and he was laughing at me. To much on my mind I guess.
     
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,261

    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.
     
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    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.
     
  10. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,253

    Wow,

    I thought I was a big dummy when coming to that stuff and now I can look back and laugh. I think everyone has a story or two to share.
     

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