Re: Rain, rain, rain, Holy Rooster Tails Batman!
Went to mow the ditch banks along our dirt road a couple days after it recently rained about 2". Usually no problem as my mower is a "industrial/commercial" front deck type mower. Kept the mower on the upper edge of embankment and before I could blink, the left side drive tire slipped and gave way for the whole mower to start doing a drift motion right into the muddiest, softest part of the ditch where ground water goes after a rain. Takes weeks for this area to dry up.
Sunk the mower's left drive tire all way up to axle and threw mud for 20' all over me and mower as there's no fenders.
Had to go and get my 4-wheel drive truck and pull a 1200# mower out of ditch, into the field for a fair piece, to make sure it was on high-dry ground.
Other than that boondoggle, the rest of day mowing went well, even along the roadside ditch in other places where I had to slow down, or I'd have a face full of water being churned up by the mower's tires.
1967 Cub Cadet 102-Kohler K241(10hp) Kept as original as possible.
1990 Kut Kwick CL20-60-Onan P220(20hp) Front deck/rear steer industrial/commercial mower
2003 Craftsman GT5000-B&S engine(24hp) Manual transaxle