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Kids Toys. Cut This or Walk Away.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Turf Tracer, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. hal

    hal LawnSite Fanatic
    from Georgia
    Messages: 5,740

    Groomer said:
    "I do that with my stander and trampolines-2 properties across the street from each other, both with a tramp in the backyard.

    I hook the front wheel on the metal legs and slide 'em out of the way, it keeps the lawn in better shape, too, by moving them around.

    PITA, but really doesn't take very long to "resituate" them."

    Ya we do that too. Pretty much if we hit a toy, not our fault.
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  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,579

    the "nannies" should be instructed to maintain a bit more order.
    what is wrong with the staff these days? lol
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    always fun to send golf balls flying through someone's window.
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  4. Wye Oak Tree

    Wye Oak Tree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,666

    Oh yea Weeze. I have seen a golf ball come out of the front of the deck (not the chute).
    It had so much speed and spin it was like a rising fastball. Bang! right through a window.
    Luckily no one was hurt.

    Blade tip speed at WOT is like 200mph so anything it catches is a lethal projectile.

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 20,274

    I’ve ball parked them out of the mower deck but was really lucky

    That and dog toys,Kong balls
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  6. BackCreekLLC

    BackCreekLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Kong balls make a hell of a sound. My partner hit one the other week on our zero turn.

    I also have bad luck finding rope chew toys.
  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,115

    I nailed a flip flop belonging to one of a client's children. they we're po'd that I hit it and didn't tell them about it. Good thing, though, there have been no more flip flops in the yard.
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  8. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,115

    One warning/request. After that skip it.
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  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,115

    I used to do that until I read where some insurance companies recommend against doing so, obviously for liability reasons. Now, I just let the grass die under the trampoline.
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  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    i sent a golfball about 100yds before out of the chute. luckily it was a big yard so it didn't hit anything. :laugh:
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