Look at my broken rim....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nitro121, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    my employee called me yesterday and said the rim cracked.....here is what it looks like...it's still on the mower...barely. :laugh: $160 bucks for a new rim and mounted tire. :cry:

    But I called the dealer yesterday and he had the new one this morning....but I sent my guy out on the backup mower today.


    close tire.jpg

    real close tire.jpg
  2. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    i thought my crew was bad but i can say theyve never done that...how did he say it happened
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,926

    Too many wheelies? Kind of kidding there, but I suppose reverse to drive wheelies could do that. The rim doesn't look to have been hit. Any marks on the tire like it hit a curb hard sideways?
  4. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    donuts in a ztr :confused:
  5. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    You must do some steep side hills with the rim giving out like that.
  6. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    He was just backing up and heard and felt a clinking sound.

    Claims he didn't hit anything and he didn't drive off the trailer or anything. :rolleyes: I even just told him to tell me cause I wouldn't get mad....I just wanted to know what could cause it. He did say he was on a hill at this one house we do.

    The dealer said they have never seen anything like it either.
  7. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Hills will do that type of damage. That is about the only way that you could do something like that.
  8. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,210

    how steep of a hill would it have to be? damn, im suprised it cracks instead of bends?

    i know whatever rims came on my ferris machines are pretty damn thick gauge, if one of my guys ever "broke" one like that id swear the machine flew off the back of the trailer while doing 60mph :confused:
  9. robbo521

    robbo521 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    if you look,its like the one nut is broke loose some causing the others to have a load and brake.the other ones still have paint in the threads.its like a race wheel one loose nut and its a bad day,seen it to many times on race wheels.
  10. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    the pics are taken while it's parked. He drove it through the yard, on to the trailer, then off the trailer....so it was flopping around a little bit.

    I just can't take his word that "it just started clunking". ;)


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