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rolled a T3000 today

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    Actually it didn't roll 360 degrees -- it ended up upside down. The engine & everything else shut down. (No fert spill or liquid spill).

    The operator hopped off & didn't get hurt at all (probably due to his vast experience with rolling other equipment in past years) :confused:. He flipped the unit right-side-up, and he finished treating the lawn.

    The lawn had been treated twice before with a T, but this time it was a different operator. Operator error --- Instead of going up & down, he went sideways (not good). :hammerhead: "If anything can be wrecked, my brother-in-law is the one for the job". :laugh:

    This lawn was color-coded as "questionable" in the first place regarding ride-on or push spread. A really good operator can do this lawn with a T, but in this case, it was my brother-in-law. We call him "Mr. Reckless" (more like wreck more), cuz he has rolled ZTR mowers several times. :cry:

    I thought I'd share this cuz not every day is always perfect for us either. BTW, the T3000 has about 480 hours on it, and still nothing's broken (even after today's episode). :laugh: I hope this brightens up everybody's day, cuz 'stuff happens'. :usflag:

    Any comments? (especially funny ones) Thanks
  2. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    Did you get out your protractor out and measure at what degree it flipped?

    I always said you dont know how to run a PG until you flip one, I guess that can be said about the T. I pray to never be able to say that about the z, no way I'm flipping that bad boy of its back.
  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    I just asked the operator (brother-in-law who lives with us/posts sometimes on my account). He said the backyard was probably over 30 degrees, but I cannot prove this cuz I wasn't there. Keep in mind that he is "Mr. Reckless". He also rides a wide-glide Harley which he has "dumped" before. He always pushes machines to the edge.

    This account could never have been treated with any other ride-on. Too much slope & obstacles.

    Last time we flippped & dumped fert = PG's. They are truly dangerous when it comes to difficult slopes, etc. IMO

  4. chrisby316

    chrisby316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    I rolled my older Z spray into a ditch it went one and a half rotations and landed upside down. Adrenaline let me get it back over. only thing wrong was tire got popped off the bead. had a lighter powered air compressor and was finishing the lawn in less than 15 minutes, was the scariest 3 seconds of my life. watching hopper, wheels, hopper, then wheels and all is quiet!
  5. EVM

    EVM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 384

    How are you guys rolling the Z? Riding sideways on slopes or going up and down? Is it possible to roll the Z going up hills?
  6. chrisby316

    chrisby316 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    was going up a hill that sloped right at the top. hit a bump the front casters kicked right and sent the z into an 8 foot drainage culvert. been on much worse slopes but the planets just aligned and scared the crap outta me. that was draining

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    OH MY stuff happens try not to step into it

    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,456

    Tractors hate those hills! I like throwing frisbies while doing 85 degree hills.
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,228

    Your brother in law works for you Larry? I'll bet that is interesting some days....
  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,946

    Hey all - I'll try to pull the camera out tomorrow to show the T that rolled. Haven't shown pics for quite some time -- sorry.

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