I bought Momma a new D130 yesterday. She doesn't like the close yards mowed with the 1025R and I don't like her in the heat with the Honda push mower.
Filled it up, checked the fluids, started it up. Cruised around, then I took the 1/2 mile drive to the mailbox. Thought I'd try it out in the fields...
Front hit a high rock, back fell in a hole. Flipped me 5' down the hill and I rolled another 10'. Ran back up the hill to right the mower.
I had in my mind that the lawn tractors would be more stable than my 1025. Not true. I'm looking hard at the new 2 series for the larger tire size. Those smaller tires on the D130 found a hole I hadn't had a problem with.
Could have been much worse, and I deserved what I got. I got too cocky and thought I knew too much to get in trouble.
Damage so far:
Left front light bulb broken
Clips holding light on hood broken
Clips on grill holding light broken
fuel pump broken and replaced ($25)
If my back didn't hurt so much my ankle would be killing me. I'm no spring chicken, just a dummy sometimes.
Replaced the fuel pump and after some rough running seems to have tamed down.
I now have 15 minutes of ride time. And Momma was soooo impressed. Deserved that too.