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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2018, 10:49:52 AM »
This happened to the unfortunate guy doing some stump grinding at my place recently..

Was a lot worse than the pics look actually...   His 800kg $40K machine grabbed an acre of rusty old chainwire fencing that was lurking in the undergrowth - and bingo!

Machine rooted - had to come back the next day with tin snips; bolt cutters; 18vt grinder - and break it all out,  about 20cm at a time...  omg!!

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2018, 11:22:56 AM »
Dogs are bloody devious, we've had the daughters dog for a week so I'm going to mow the lawn this morning, check the yard for any surprise packages, quick pick up and out with the mower.
Two thirds of the way thru, heading south I turn around and there she is squatting and doing her business with as Shit eating grin on her face saying f...k you, have a bit of that.
Couldn't do it where I'd already mowed.
Devious, could been nasty if I didn't catch her!  ;D
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2018, 07:00:07 PM »
 :cheers:
was building a house on acerage many years ago out back of Greenbank and was watching a guy on the block next door do laps on his slasher.....next minute he finds a decent sized hidden tree stump in the long grass, was like seeing a cowboy at a rodeo with the way his tractor bucked...lol...hate to see what damage it sustained.
I was on a job at the airport watching a 5t excavator with a flail mower attachment chewing up mangrove trees at an impressive rate. Shit escalated pretty quickly when old mate picked up a strand of fencing wire. Nobody was repairing that mess for a while.

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2018, 07:44:14 PM »
That's the great thing about power tools, you can mess things up much quicker than doing it by hand. The more power you have available can really lead to a spectacular mess :-[
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2018, 06:50:24 AM »
l attended a fire call out last season Grass , off & running hard .  After we had 3 trucks on the job we rounded it up at about 10 acres . Old Mate had taken delivery of a New 120HP Massy with a flail mower . Then after a few mins found 50m of ring lock fencing  wire . His next job was to unwind it from the mower that seemed to have jammed just after the sparks stopped
We waved GoodBye as we rolled out to go home . Somebody would be working late that day
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2018, 02:56:03 PM »
I scored a wasp under my shirt collar today.

Little prick stung me twice before I was able to remove him too.

He seemed very sorry too, after I squashed the little fukker and turned him into brown bread.

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2018, 03:59:24 PM »
12 years of living here and I've always been careful around these pool pipes which for some stupid reason are about 50mm under the ground. That was until last week on a Friday arvo, mowed straight over the top and cut off a corner of one of the pipes. Grrrrrr

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2018, 07:11:55 AM »
Decided to give the yard a quick trim one day.  Didn't really need it but did it while I had the time.  I had the catcher off for the footpath as it was pretty sparse.  Also had the chute tied up so what was there didn't come out in clumps and look untidy.  So here I was, just cruising along and ran over a rock that had been disturbed by Ergon when they had been mucking around with the base of a pole on our footpath. Saw it at the last second but  it was too late.  Got me in the side of my calf.  Didn't think anything of it until after I finished mowing.  Broke the skin.  Bit of blood.  Within a day I had a bruise the size of my fist and black as.  Hard as a rock as well.
So 4 weeks go by and this bruise isn't getting any smaller and there seems to be some discoloration further up my leg.  Off to the doctor. He suspects blood clots and sends me off for an ultrasound and such.  Sure enough, blood clots.  Daily self injections for a week(blood thinners) and blood thinning tablets for the next 6 months.  Never, ever again will I mow without the catcher.
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2018, 07:21:38 AM »
There is reason the call it a  " Catcher "   you now know . Were you padding about in thongs when you mower the gravel patch    ???                              :cheers:
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2018, 07:44:55 AM »
There is reason the call it a  " Catcher "   you now know . Were you padding about in thongs when you mower the gravel patch    ???                              :cheers:
One rock. One lonely solitary rock. But I was still in my work gear. Steel cap boots, long pants, hi-vis, safety glasses and even had my ear plugs in. And like a true male, it only took me 4 weeks to go and see the doc.
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2018, 12:10:06 PM »
A mower man around our way, (a cop moonlighting to run his kids through private school etc) - works with a set of cricket pads strapped to his shins  ...


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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2018, 02:22:19 PM »
Hocky shin pads are the go ,         :cup: :cheers:
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2018, 02:34:50 PM »
I use motocross shin pads. They were too short to protect my knees as designed, but work well on the shins.

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2018, 08:01:15 PM »
Nice face   ,, Shame about the legs     . lv seen better legs on an upright piano    :laugh: :cup:
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2018, 08:30:23 PM »
I use motocross shin pads. They were too short to protect my knees as designed, but work well on the shins.

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Be better off with those new style keepers pads they wear under their trousers nowadays in the 20/20 Cricket.
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2018, 09:29:15 PM »
I use motocross shin pads. They were too short to protect my knees as designed, but work well on the shins.

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Or just go to the chainsaw safety chaps

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2018, 05:28:13 AM »
Some of my better work.... The fact I own it gets better results too.  8)
The "Cackleberry Hilton" is just to the right of the first pic, hence the crop circle pattern.

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The very small dam at the front..... useless except to look at and mow around the bloody thing.

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2018, 08:36:52 AM »
Many years ago I was doing the whipper snipping and it picked up some broken wire with the other end still nailed into a rotten fence. It pulled the rusty nail out of the fence and catapulted it three quarters the way through my hand.

Pulled it out no problems but went to the Dr as a precaution but the tetanus shot hurt so more than the original injury.

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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2018, 09:42:40 AM »
Have been getting my own back on the cane toads of late. They have been lurking in the long grass and the ride-on eats them for breaky.
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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2018, 07:52:46 PM »
Have been getting my own back on the cane toads of late. They have been lurking in the long grass and the ride-on eats them for breaky.



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Re: A Question For The Mowing Experts Here
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2018, 01:27:22 PM »
Have been getting my own back on the cane toads of late. They have been lurking in the long grass and the ride-on eats them for breaky.
Must admit to having kept a pretty impressive mulching toad telly over the years, but I watch a bit more carefully these days.
Earlier this year I saw something out the corner of my eye that I thought was a toad getting away. I reversed back to see if I could add to my telly, luckily I saw what looked like a tail and slowed down before I chomped it.
Would have hated to see that little baby bearded dragon go under the mower blades....