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When one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PicturePerfectLawns, May 1, 2014.

  1. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 576

    Yah, tranny went out on one of our mini tankers, same day permgreen engine block becomes eroded.

    Good news also comes in waves tho, permagreen is now better then ever and new tranny was found and being installed asap
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  2. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Messages: 1,956

    This is why it's called Murphy's "law" and not Murphy's "rule of thumb".:laugh:
  3. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    So you never heard about the time Murphy went to unclog the lawn mower shoot,

    With the lawn mower still running?
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    The Dr's could not attach his thumb because is was not a clean cut,

    Dr's said only if he was not using a mulching blade. Oh the humanity.
  5. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    Bought a new turf tracer earlier this season, so far i lost a nut on the hydro oil tank, when i saw it start slipping off the bracket i grabbed it and burned my hand. Then mowing under a tree a low hanging branch caught my hand and gave me a huge gash. Next pass under the same tree the branch caught the operator presence bar on the TT and bent it WAY out of place. Went to the dealer and they say it will be 2 weeks for a replacement bar... Seriously?

    I guess someone was punishing me for my debt on the mower haha
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  6. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,585

    Just had a $10,000 quote to fix my truck. One of my mowers is down forever. Spent $3000 already this month in unexpected expenses. Lost a $12,000yr contract, and had to let a guy go bc of everything that happened. I'm only 25 years old...

    On top of everything I had to bury my grandad this week. Honestly his death made these problems seem like minor speed bumps in this amazing journey through life which we are lucky to be apart of.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2014
  7. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    Well said :usflag:
  8. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,845

    Don't you hate that? :laugh: I've went under a tree and gashed my hand, went under the same branch thinking I would go lower and make it this time and caught myself again! :hammerhead: I've caught my cowboy hat several times, but one time almost ripped my neck off.
  9. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    Sorry for your lose. I lost my GP's a long time now. Miss them all the time. Miss my parents even more, mom 04, dad 06.

    $10,000. You got me beat. Started in middle of May. Brought in the Suburban for inspection, needed rear brakes and what I thought sounded like front brakes was a bad front wheel bearing/hub.

    $700-800's later the truck still had a CEI. Evap code. They had to smoke the truck three times before they found the leak. Now it is July 11 and it is going in for a new tank neck on Monday because they were trying to find a good used one. Because they can not just buy the neck. GM only sells the whole assembly now, metal tubes and hoses for $450.

    The kicker is when the truck was in for the safety inspection they said they can not fail the truck for rusty brake lines. Though they never saw a truck with lines as rusty as mine that did not burst yet.

    $1,200 for new stainless steel lines, parts and labor. Then to do the brakes lines they have to drop the tank and disconnect fuel lines. Problem is the sending units are known to rust very bad and the unit may break. A new sending unit costs $550.

    Last night on the news the gov. is pushing GM to make good on rusty brake lines on 1999 to 2003 trucks. Maybe I will get some money back.

    I then brought in my TJ LWB in for an inspection three weeks ago. Passed. A week ago I notice a driveline vibration. Rear driveshaft had bad front UV joint. $130 later Wrangler is fixed.

    Four weeks ago the dryer broke. Told the wife we have to hold off it is summer use the clothes line.

    Two weeks later the washer died. I teased the wife it is summer I'll get you a wash board for that big galvanized tub we have. The look I got. :laugh:

    Last week we buy a new washer and dryer. Washer DOA. They send us a new one. Second washer is DOA.

    We tell the store take washer and dryer back and we go pick out another brand washer and dryer. They have to order it and will take a few days to get them in.

    A few days ago the toaster oven dies. It also caused the wall receptacle to go bad. I trip that breaker and waiting for the electrician. The receptacle for the washer and dryer is on the same breaker.

    The electrician was suppose to show up yesterday and did not.

    This spring I bought a new Honda 21" SP. This week the wheels do not free wheel when pulling the mower backwards. So it is in the repair shop.

  10. JLC Lawn Care

    JLC Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    Hahaha same here so i quit using the string and tucked it under the hat... Now when it falls off i just pick it up on the next pass.
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