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I have two things, one with a push mower and one with my rider.

I was mowing for a friend while he was on vacation. He did not tell me about the rebar sticking out from is basement footing. Dinged my blade good and broke the shear pin or key.

Hit a round softball size rock with my 2210. Shot out of the discharge chute like a cannonball. Went 25 feet before it was stopped by a tree. Took a good chunk out of one of the blades.
 

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While bushhogging, hit a 3" diameter tree. Broke one blade at the bolt. Sheared the blade. What an off balance condition that was. The tree did cut though!
 

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Originally posted by MowHoward2210


Hit a round softball size rock with my 2210. Shot out of the discharge chute like a cannonball. Went 25 feet before it was stopped by a tree. Took a good chunk out of one of the blades.
Hey Moe, don't take this the wrong way but reading that while looking at your avatar, I could just picture that rock ricocheting off the tree and hitting Larry and Curly!
 

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lol.. good one 6 chows...

i hit a big root last time cutting.. it really ripped it up and im guessing was not too good for my blades

I gotta get a grabber like chip has.. i must run over 5 dog toys every time i cut.. usually vinyl dog squeeky town.. The pieces litter the lawn..
 

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I have run over a family of rabbits a extension cord and a basket ball:lmao:
 

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I hit a "live" extension cord with the snowblower on the front of my craftsman. Good thing it tripped the breaker.
 

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The worst thing I have hit with my tractor

:dazed: hmmmmm
Well I was back in Roswell NM before I moved up here to Lakeview Oregon where I had two big MF--two Fords and one old Sears garden tractor service doing all the empty city lots and the old AIR BASE WHERE THAT SPACE SHIP STORY TOOK PLACE back in 1947:sleep:
IWAS JUST GOING ALONG SLOW IN OLD DRY GRASS ABOUT four (4) to five (5) foot tall and came up on a "MOTHER AND FIVE SMALL SKUNK'S. Boy that black and white S M E L L sure was around for about three day's and that FORD TRACTOR kept the smell around for much longer every time you started it up.:sick: :sick:
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3 of my chows grabbed a skunk one night! The mom and two of the pups who were about a year old at the time. The mom got sprayed more than the pups, but they were having a great time throwing this skunk back and forth all over the yard like some kind of toy. That skunk finally crawled away like it had been drinking all night.:D
 

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One word: Squirrel!!!

A very slow one!

I did run over a fiberglass driveway marker with my snow blower. It shredded it and locked it up tighter than anything. Took me two hours to get it back out in the snow!!
 

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Lets see a chipmonk and her babies, A rattlesnake and a fresh deerpile are the most I remember running over the chipmonks made a bigger mess than the snake but both left a bloody stain in the grass for a little while.
 

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A couple weeks ago I very nearly has Fawn ala Bush Hog. The grass was very high and I stopped at the last second.
 

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YELLOW JACKETS:buzz: :buzz: :buzz: :buzz: :buzz:
 

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Grass......It gets my deck dirty OK!!!!!;)

Locust tree saplings that are in the tall grass, and pine cones, not so good on the blades!
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For years I have been cutting the same areas at the same height on my old JD317, and later n my JD180 and now on my JG GX335. This year however I managed to bend a total of three blades on roots from Oak trees........don;t know why, but bent them justs the same. I aguess the worse thing I have ever hit with any of my L & G types is a 5.8" diam clevis that was laying in the field. Don;t know how it got there as it certainly was not mine, and can only figure out it was dropped there by a bird:furious:
Wiped oput a blade and made one hell of a dent in the deck on my 180. On my Ford 1720 with bush hog, I managed to hit a survey rod (1 1/2" diam steel pipe driven into the ground, and unmarked). Did little damage except to nick the BH blade but it did uproot and bend up that pipe. No rocks or stones on my property except what I put there and that consists mainly of clay gravel for the driveway.

Run over a bunch of snakes already, usually by choice if they happen to be rat or chicken snakes or one of their venomeous cousins which are so abundant here.....

Nothing better I like doing than to place the front wheel on a rattler or copper head and let him try and escape. His headache from strikeing that tire is the least of their worries after I drag out my on board machette which is standard equipment on all my tractors.
 

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The rock that did this:

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or for more detail:

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Originally posted by sixchows
I hit a "live" extension cord with the snowblower on the front of my craftsman. Good thing it tripped the breaker.
Earlier this year whil I was running my tiller in the back yard to loosen up soil etc to lay sod and plant grass I latched on to the main power feed to my barn. I did not think it was in rage of the tiller as it was buried pretty deep, but over the years it muct have got pushed up to the surface by a large sweet gum tree roots. It was a 150 amp sub feed to the barn, and you could hear the circuit breaker snapping off over the sound of the tiller. It sounded almost like a shotgun when it tripped. Worst part was having to repair that buried power feed........It happened on a Saturday afternoon....but I got it fixed and all is well.
 

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Moving my brother-in-law's last summer and ran over a metal stake with my push mower. It was an old MTD and I turned it over and the T-housing that holds the blades was cracked in half. It still started and ran, though somewhat wobbly after that, and then just quit running all together. Gave it to a guy here at work for parts.
 
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