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ZTR front arm snaps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by supercuts, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    Mowing yesturday my employee came to me carring the front caster wheel, fork and arm that snapped clean off near the weld from our bobcat predator pro. you know you've got a case of the Mondays when it starts off like that.

    then I see him talking to a little old lady near her car by the street thinking great something flew out and damaged her car. I was relieved to find she just broke down and needed a cell phone as she walks down the long driveway into the back lawn of the lawn we were cutting and vanished. finally we walk back to get the phone and she says she couldnt get through....so what was she doing in the back yard???
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Maybe it sounds like a case of someone damaging the mower and nobody wanting to admit it, of course we can't say for sure.
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    ricky bobby is my idol along with travis pastrana, but we've only gotten 5' of air with the mower.......how do you damage a mower like that? we dont even go up and down curbs often. it broke at the weld, poor craftsmanship to me and the metal was more thin than i would have thought
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Did the lady drive over or into it with her car?

    Man let me tell you, it has been my experience when folks damage something of mine, everybody plays stupid.
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    Well at least that's a bolt-on arm on the Bob-Cats, right? Simple replacement?
  6. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    yes its a simple bolt on. I work along side of him all day, he doesnt abuse my things. we hang out, he uses my garage to work on his truck, i pay him well, not his fault. he always tells me when he does something wrong and he's not worried because I dont get upset when things happen.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Travis bought my aunt's property in Davidsonville, MD. Paid a pretty penny for it too.

    My dad and Travis' grandfather used to drink together. They're both long gone now.

    If you had a Dixie that would be covered. Lifetime warranty on the caster forks against breakage.
  8. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,808

    it wasnt the forks, it was the arm off the frame of the mower to the forks. the sort of thing I would not expect to break. say hi to travis for me, cant wait until the end of july to see in the Nationwide series

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