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post #31 of 34 Old 03-21-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Dangers of mowing

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My friend's son was mowing and shot one of my golf balls right into the side of his house, damaging the siding. Scared the wife...but she deserved it.

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post #32 of 34 Old 03-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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Re: Dangers of mowing

A stubble beater is kind of like a giant lawnmower. Neighbor was going along a fence line with his when he hit a piece of net fencing that had sneaked out into the field. This wound up in the beater and drug a pitch pine post under the machine. Before the shear bolt broke the machine shredded that big old post and there were chunks of wood all over the place. He said the back of the tractor had pieces of wood and wire stuck in several places. Good thing he was up high in the cab and protected.

The force that these objects come out from under these machines is really amazing. I always make sure the family is inside or gone when I brush hog the weeds around the place. Few hundred yards is getting into the safe zone but not by much.


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Re: Dangers of mowing

Everyone looks at me funny when they see me wearing my safety glasses while mowing. But I was lucky years ago when I hit a piece of wood that ricocheted off some edging and smacked me right across my right eye. It hit me flat and was long enough that it bridged from the eyebrow to my cheek. Straight on and I would have probably lost the eye. As it was it felt like I had been hit by someone with a rolled up newspaper as hard as they could swing it. My eye smarted and watered for a long time.

Needles to say I have worn the glasses ever since.

I have also taken a couple of hits to my car over the years from mowers in yards as I drive by.

Wear your glasses and your hearing protection and stop mowing with the kids in the yard.
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Re: Dangers of mowing

A few years ago I hit a pair of shears that were left lying in the lawn. The machine spat them out like a giant knife thrower. They stuck deep in the side of the house. Had someone been standing there it probably would have killed them.
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