Nailed Again! / And Another Reason To Buy Hydro!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    while finishing up the weekly mows, TODAY,I got a hurtfull reminder of what has happenend just about every year since I've been in the biz.

    a yard that I mowed last week has aquired a yellow jacket nest this week.

    and the rest of the story is "EEEYOW, DAM---, SH-- (ucks), HELLFIRE", and other words that I can not post here.

    and now the rest of the story.

    as I got nailed the first time...I took off! the fate of the OLE LESCO was not on my mind.

    to get to the rest of the story, I ran about 150 feet and got stung one more time.

    the ole 48 LESCO, belt was crashing along following right behind me but I didn't know it!

    as I released the operator handles, the motor died but gravity took over and the ole LESCO crashed down onto the street!

    if it had been a hydro, ir would have died and stayed on the bank, I think.

    in any event, I am still hurting BAD! but revenge will be sweet. I gotta go. I got something to take care of! hehehe!

  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Sorry to hear it geo. But you are correct. The hydros don't really move after the power is off.

    They do make a nice fireworks display at night. :D
  3. JJOHN22042

    JJOHN22042 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Messages: 159

    Went to grab the Ladder the other day and what do I grab attached to the ladder a Wasp nest. Never knew I could run so fast. THen to top it off the Guy across the street saw the whole thing. Went to the depot and got some Spray boy did I feel better after the big kill lol.:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  4. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    The last time that happened to me i was very glad the mower rolled down the hill. Who would want to pull a mower off of a yellow jacket nest anyway? Luckily your mower did not hit any thing. Kill the bees-Kill the bees!
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,758

    I know how you feel Geo. One time I hit a stob in the ground and out came yellow jackets and got me as I ran. The JD hdro I had at the time just sat there next to the nest. I had to wait awhile for them to calm down enough to back that thing out. Has to be the worst part of this job. I try to scope out each yard these days but the shady yards are the worst when it comes to spotting them.
  6. CandJ

    CandJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    I did the same thing (ran over a wasp nest), except my old Toro went head first into a pond. Went down to the T-bar handle. I had to pull it out with the pickup. Bad day - I was doing my last lawn just before leaving for vacation.:cry:

    Needless to say, vacation was postponed for a few more hours...
  7. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I hate to say it, but there really is nothing funnier than watching people run from a bees nest. Unless of course it is you. I average about 10 stings a year. They never get you the first pass over, its always the next pass, then they nail you!!!
  8. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    For people who are allergic to bee stings, they are literally running for their lives sometimes. That's about when the humor fades.
  9. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Man Lanelle, your always serious :) THis is true about being allergic, but if they aren't allergic it is funny. Everyone laughs at me when I run, so I have to when I see it happen. :D
  10. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010


    it was swift and deadly! not the most environmentaly responsible way to do it but effective none the less.

    about a pint of 87 octane down the hatch did the trick. then I stobbed a 2 litre bottle down the hole just for good measure.

    it's amazing. I mowed this place last week and they weren't there. they had drilled a perfect hole about 11/4 inch in diameter and there were no cuttings around the hole. I guess they carry the dirt away.

    I'm still hurting in both places. the shot to my underarm above the elbow has made a knot and formed a red place about 3 inches across. DARN he got me good.

    in any event, we need to be careful out there!!!


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