left the shop without something???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grass_Slayer, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. Grass_Slayer

    Grass_Slayer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 173

    have u guys ever left the shop, get to the job and then realize u left an important tool at the shop?

    personally, even though i dont like to admit it, i left the keys to my z and my wb on my dresser in the house. the house is 18 miles from the job i'm at. i walked across the street to somebody's house who i'd never met in my life, and asked if i could borrow the keys out of their murray. the let me and i thanked them profusely.

    i thought about mowin heir yard for free that day, but i didnt have the time.
  2. ilovethisgame

    ilovethisgame LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    l could just imagine some scrub reading this and seeing a murry on the trailer where my walker was, lol (knock on wood) Anyhow... name the tool w/ the exception of the mowers I've probably left it at the shop at least once :p

  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The regular equipment never leaves the trailer. Always with me. If I need hedge trimmers or chainsaw I will occassionally forget them.
  4. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    I don't pull keys, but on rare occaison. But if I did loose one I would go to the JD dealer and by a JD key. That would fit the Walker too. If I forget some thing either I do without until tomorrow, or buy another one. I also live 18 miles from town.
  5. deason

    deason LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    Didn't leave any tools but left the entire days billing invoices on the desk. Trying to save a few dollars in stamps got shot. Realized this after cutting the first lawn and reaching for them in the truck. :rolleyes:
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    no i never ever leave anything. not my cold drink on the island,the bills i needed to mail,the odd tool i need for a unusual task, never happen to old steel trapmind aw:) .its the expcted around here.also the laugh as i got 5 kids that w eception o one are starting to do the same thing.now having learned dicipline an organization in the military,it use to make me fume. then i realized them fumes didnt do nothin but stink.:D
  7. Tony Harrell

    Tony Harrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 739

    Use a lanyard for your mower keys. You can get a kit from Trimmer Trap or buy the pieces from a hardware store. There's always something that needs a lanyard. But to your topic, an enclosed trailer is my goal because whenever you unload a trailer, it's possible to forget something.
  8. cowman66

    cowman66 Banned
    Messages: 71

    i never knew all keys worked with all mowers:dizzy: o well that would have saved me many a trips home:D
  9. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    John Deere, Walker, and I hate to admit it but so do MTD, Murray, and Crapsman. This was in the days of the older mowers, not sure if they all do it now or not.
    I imagine the goal was cheap.
  10. kerr lawn

    kerr lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    add bunton,toro,exmark,scag,bobcat.
    Home depot even sells the keys.
    to solve the problem i have one key on my truck keys.
    i leave the bagger at home all the time.

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