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What have you hit?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnmaniac883, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Yesterday while cutting a multi acre property I hit a L shaped piece of rebar :realmad: . Put a big ass ding in my blade, charged customer 20 bucks to cover new blade. So lets hear it, what have you all hit while mowing?
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Hit lots of things like that. Metal, wood, concrete....... Soooooo did they pay the $20 for the nick in the blade?
  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Over the last 21 years: pop cans, beer bottles, snakes, frogs, water meter covers, rebar, survey markers, toys, tennis balls , one golf ball that somehow lifted into the deck, C02 canisters for BB guns, dog bones, pantyhose, women's panties, baby rabbits, a dead groundhog , and a lot of other insignificant things :D

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Little baby bunnies are the worst. I mowed over a nest a couple of weeks ago. A bunny went right into the blades and its body made clunking noises as it went through. Before I was done, a bird had started picking up the bunny chunks.
  5. waffletown20

    waffletown20 LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 100

    Doormat was my worst. It got sucked right into the blades, didn't discharge though. That would've been hilarious.
  6. green thum

    green thum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    I somehow took a chunk of concrete out of a driveway on friday and bent a new gator blade to a 45 degree angle. ;) I still don't know how i managed this one!!!!!!!
  7. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Blue tarps are right up there on my list
  8. jtrice11

    jtrice11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I don't always agree with blaming the customer for something I hit. I try and check the property first if I know its a land mine.
  9. blair smock

    blair smock LawnSite Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 108

    Bunny, and two snakes, same property- :(
  10. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,389

    Have hit lots of stuff over the years. Most expensive was when one of my guys hit a concrete boundry marker years ago and exploded 3 gear boxes on a Walker deck. CHA CHING! :(

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