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.
A gun and a parachute are much the same. When you need one nothing else will really suffice.