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I swear, I am not a reckless person, quite the opposite, but I can't seem to stop having tractor related accidents. Tonight, while using my newly tuned 416-8 to pull my boat off it's trailer, I stopped and got off the tractor. The tractor was on a flat spot, and I thought I had put it in gear, but it started rolling down the hill towards my boat. I jumped in front of it but couldn't stop it and got my leg pinned between the boat and the tractor pretty bad. I managed to push the tractor off with my other leg, and nothing is broken, but I am a littler worried about deep tissue bruises.

 

Combine that with:

Nearly flipping the tractor yesterday driving up a hill in third gear hi (I thought it was in first)

Having my GT-14 roll down a hill and smash the door of my car

Flipping my Craftsman DLT3000  backwards over me mowing the hill

Flipping my Craftsman ZTS 2500 sideways over a stone wall when the wheels spun on some sand while mowing a low hill (different spot)

Flipping my Craftsman ZTS 2500 backwards over me mowing the hill (different spot)

Flipping my Craftsman Lawn tractor backwards mowing the hill (different spot)

Flipping my Craftsman Lawn tractor sideways mowing the hill (different spot)

 

Everywhere I have had an accident, I have been able to mow before without trouble. Just suddenly, a wheel will spin and next thing I know I am flat on my back watching a Craftsman go sailing over my head. So far, I have never been injured beyond being winded, getting a few cuts or a stiff back. Each time it happens, I say, "Well, I guess I won't mow right there again." But things just keep happening.

 

Am I cursed? Am I just stupid? Am I unlucky this keeps happening? Am I lucky this keeps happening and I keep not dying?

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I suggest it's just "Today!?!  We are pushed to do SO much that we don't have time to reflect.  (a nice way to say "Think about it!" first!)  Pressure!  Get it done now!  Next!

 

Savor the fact that you are alive and basically unharmed.  Ask yourself would you like to stay that way.  Would slowing down help?  It ain't rocket science, just old time common sense.  Git it done, but live for the next task!  OR IT DON'T COUNT!

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:wwp:      You may want to invest in a pair of wheelie bars and a Sumo Suit!     :ychain:

Image result for sumo suit

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:hand:  Tomorrow is another day.  

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1 minute ago, 953 nut said:

:wwp:      You may want to invest in a pair of wheelie bars and a Sumo Suit!     :ychain:

Image result for sumo suit

Richard!  How do you come up with this stuff so quickly!

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If I counted correctly, you just used up 8 of your 9 lives. 

    Looks like you have two options :

1. hire a lawn care and stay off your tractors.

2. buy a big life insurance policy, use your ninth life, and cash in on the insurance.

Image result for cats nine lives

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13 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

If I counted correctly, you just used up 8 of your 9 lives. 

    Looks like you have two options :

1. hire a lawn care and stay off your tractors.

2. buy a big life insurance policy, use your ninth life, and cash in on the insurance.

 

Jeez, Ed, thanks. That's all I need to worry about.....

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Just tryin to help by giving you some options Jack.   Looks like we're way past the point where safety advice or training would help.     :rolleyes:

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58 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

:wwp:      You may want to invest in a pair of wheelie bars and a Sumo Suit!     :ychain:

 

 

I don't know about the sumo suit, but a wheelie bar is definitely going to happen.....

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Agree with Ed, hire a groundskeeper....

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                                     :hilarious:  :hilarious:  :hilarious:

 

9 hours ago, Ed Kennell said:

  Looks like we're way past the point where safety advice or training would help.   :blink:

 

                                :scratchead:

Maybe, some bubble wrap will help to get the job done. 

Image result for bubble wrapped person

     

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How about fluid filled and weighted drive tires with lower air pressure and/or maybe a different tread like ATV style, that'll help with your traction issues on the hills, Jeff.

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32 minutes ago, WVHillbilly520H said:

How about fluid filled and weighted drive tires with lower air pressure and/or maybe a different tread like ATV style, that'll help with your traction issues on the hills, Jeff.

 

Fluid tires is definitely happening too. I am tired of this.....

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I suggest landscape changes with far less grassy hills, more trees & shrubs, a big rock garden and lots of flower beds.    More work but you'll have more time because you'll live longer! 

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Bubble rap... tempting....

 

Okay, tire filling amounts with WW fluid or antifreeze:

 

Crashman tractor: 

14.7x11.7x5.7  Front - 1.3 gl/tire

20x8x8 Rear - 5 gl/tire

Total weight add 104 lbs

 

416-8 Tractor

16x6.5x8 Front 2.3 gl/tire

23x9.5x12 Rear - 5.5 gl/tire

Total weight add 129 lbs

 

GT-14 Tractor

18x6.5x8 Front 3.2 gl/tire

27x9.5x15 Rear 6.4 gl/tire

Total weight add  189 lbs

 

I think I'll look into this more.

 

 

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Sounds like you need to get that Z turn with the tracks instead of tires.

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7 hours ago, DennisThornton said:

big rock garden

Are you sure you want Jack to put rocks in his yard? They could hurt!     :ychain:

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2 minutes ago, 953 nut said:

Are you sure you want Jack to put rocks in his yard? They could hurt!     :ychain:

Hmmm. Never considered that... 

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Thay make a filler called rim guard it has more weight than the other stuff most stuff is 8 to 9 lb. A gallon Rim guard is 11 lb. A gallon just a thought

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On 8/3/2017 at 9:58 AM, FatJackDurham said:

Bubble rap... tempting....

 

Okay, tire filling amounts with WW fluid or antifreeze:

 

Crashman tractor: 

14.7x11.7x5.7  Front - 1.3 gl/tire

20x8x8 Rear - 5 gl/tire

Total weight add 104 lbs

 

416-8 Tractor

16x6.5x8 Front 2.3 gl/tire

23x9.5x12 Rear - 5.5 gl/tire

Total weight add 129 lbs

 

GT-14 Tractor

18x6.5x8 Front 3.2 gl/tire

27x9.5x15 Rear 6.4 gl/tire

Total weight add  189 lbs

 

I think I'll look into this more.

 

 

 

Hey read what Shaggy wrote. ..

On 8/21/2017 at 8:01 PM, Shaggy said:

Thay make a filler called rim guard it has more weight than the other stuff most stuff is 8 to 9 lb. A gallon Rim guard is 11 lb. A gallon just a thought

 

Use this stuff! 

Here in Maine it's about $4 a gallon Installed....

We can't buy RV antifreeze for that Then I'd have to fill them myself.....

 

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Crashman tractor:  DONE!!!!

14.7x11.7x5.7  Front - 1.3 gl/tire

20x8x8 Rear - 5 gl/tire

Total weight add 104 lbs

 

On 8/23/2017 at 8:42 PM, ebinmaine said:

 

Hey read what Shaggy wrote. ..

 

Use this stuff! 

Here in Maine it's about $4 a gallon Installed....

We can't buy RV antifreeze for that Then I'd have to fill them myself.....

 

 

I got the fitting and a hand pump from Tractor Supply. They are selling RV antifreeze for $3/gallon so it cost me about $36 to fill the tires as I didn't use the whole 12 gallons. I'll drive around the yard today after work and see how it feels.

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Heavier tractors can flip over also.  I really like the wheelie bar or skids idea.  :)

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Quite honestly if a craftsman mower flipped over me that many times I would set in of fire AND use the Remington 870 pump shotgun on it as it burned.....:lol:

 

Glad to hear you're ok!!!   :beer:

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For the bruising, start taking a 320 mg aspirin daily until they fade. Prevents clots

 

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