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Rock through the back glass of MY 4Runner!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jrwinter74, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. jrwinter74

    jrwinter74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    :angry: Saturday while mowing my last account for the week, I placed a small rock right through the back glass of my 4Runner,..talk about ruining your day and week,...even more after I found out a new glass is $808.35. Anyone devised a way of deflecting rocks and debris down even if the chute deflector is in place(maybe chains or other idea.)? I have several commercial accounts including a public park where there's always some stupid person trying to walk while I'm trying to work AND watch them :realmad: . Thanks! JW
  2. odorisio

    odorisio LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    i feel your pain... i lost my rear glass to my 4runner due to a dumb mistake (drove over the parking lot seperator at outback to avoid traffic and put a 2.5 ton floor jack through the back window)
    and yes thoes rear glasses are EXPENSIVE... sorry about that due.
  3. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    I never done it but chains or something on the end of the chute sounds like a good idea. At least it would slow the object down considerably.
  4. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    try not aim you motorized rock launcher at your ride next time.Don't your insurence cover this sort of thing?
  5. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,220

    Seems like chains would ruin the discharge of clippings and leave clumps?

    My Chopper has an OCDC!!! it works great for this, i can close it when i get near stuff to keep from slinging rocks,but in the open, just let 'er fly! :cool:

    You need to get an OCDC, I HIGHLY recommend it.

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