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I was mowing yesterday and I have to fess up. I goofed. I hit a metel stake that was stuck in the ground several feet, and broke a blade, on my Great Dane. I broke a commercial mulcher (gater). It broke about 3 inches from the end. Shook like hell! There is no sign of previous fatigue, or cracks on the blade. But the thing that amases me is there is no other damage to the machine, if it had been a craftsman or somthing else I'd have to spend hours and dollars fixing all it would have broken. The beauty of commercial machines!!!!!<br> I knew the stake was there but just &quot;forgot&quot; anyway it is an old guy wire stake so there is no pulling it, it has been cut off, but Im getting ready to dig it down a foot or so and cut it off again. Its in an apartment complex so its a danger in the first place, so they are even going to pay me to do it. <br>


LawnSite Gold Member
Try taking a sledge hammer and driving it on down flush, better than digging.<p>Homer


LawnSite Bronze Member
Somerset, NJ
Probably won't be able to hammer it in. There is 1-2 feet of auger at the bottom of that stake and you probably won't move it without turning it at the same time. Dig & cut!

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