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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Re: What's the ugliest noise you've ever heard from a piece of equipment?
Nothing major, but I ran over a large burried boulder with the lawn mower last year. The mowe immediately stopped. The end of the blade was bent 90 degrees. I feared the shaft was bent. Took three weeks to get a new blade.
The sound I almost/should've heard during the winter...after the snow melted, I found a 10" file on the edge of the driveway. I must've gone over it with the snow blower 5 or 6 times over the course of winter, and never picked it up.
The sound of the water pump failing in one of my daily drivers last year, and knowing I can't afford to pay someone to fix it.
As a rental associate at home depot, the worst sound is "I'd like to rent a blow-in insulation blower", they're always in a little disrepair.
Or, "I'd like to rent a 20" chainsaw, and I've never used one before".
Or, while you're by yourself on a satuday morning, and people are starting to line up "I'd like to rent a floor drum sander, and I have no idea what I'm doing". That's at least a 30min how-to right there, all the while ppl are lining up.