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    A bit embarrassing...

    I pulled the leaf bagger and and deck off my tractor today. While I was putting the deck away, I got off the tractor to position the deck where I wanted it. All of the sudden, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and discovered the 4110 starting to roll backwards down the hill towards the woods and gaining speed. I absolutely refused to let this end badly. I ran as fast as I could and jumped in the cab (thank god I left the door open) like a Hollywood stunt man. I'm still trying to figure out if I forgot to put the parking brake on, or if it popped loose. I am in the habit of setting the parking brake without thinking about it, so I'm just not sure why it would have been different this time. Anyway, I am chocking the wheel until I regain confidence in it. I am just hoping no one saw me in the process. There was a guy on TBN that had this happen a while ago to a small Massey and it totaled his tractor when it hit some trees. That's all I could think about when I saw it start to roll.
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    On man close call! :eek2: Thanks for having the gut's to write about it...not sure I would have
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    On man close call! :eek2: Thanks for having the gut's to write about it...not sure I would have
    it's probably the adrenaline still pumping through my veins!
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    Erik, commendable write up, thanks. It may even save someone a tractor in the future, like me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Erik, commendable write up, thanks. It may even save someone a tractor in the future, like me.
    That was kinda my thought in posting about it.
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    I had my B21 roll off a trailer when I forgot to set the parking break. Just stood there and watched it. Rolled off and came to a stop on it's own.

    I wish there was some way to get these "life calibration moments" without performing a hydrostatic test on your cardio-vascular system. The cost of a brief bout of cranial flatulence can be astounding...

    Saw a tow truck operator right an 18 wheeler and blow the stabilization. It went down a steep embankment backwards. Opps.

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    Let's say you didn't forget....but had one of those times where you may not have had the foot pedal pushed in far enough to hold the hand lever locked after pulling it!?

    Regardless of which it might be....thank you Erik for the reminder to be diligent!


    Nice word pic eepete...I now know where those brown stains under my beany came from...

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    You know....

    I have been thinking about this all day.

    I just cannot believe how selfish you where not to have thought about getting us a picture or even a short video of the tractor rolling down the hill before you jumped in and stopped it.

    I mean really, Randy is not going to happy about this at all-he may even you for a little while so you can about this some.
















































    Of course, just kidding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I have been thinking about this all day.

    I just cannot believe how selfish you where not to have thought about getting us a picture or even a short video of the tractor rolling down the hill before you jumped in and stopped it.

    I mean really, Randy is not going to happy about this at all-he may even you for a little while so you can about this some.



    On a serious note, glad to hear you or your tractor didn't get hurt:empathy3:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I have been thinking about this all day.

    I just cannot believe how selfish you where not to have thought about getting us a picture or even a short video of the tractor rolling down the hill before you jumped in and stopped it.

    I mean really, Randy is not going to happy about this at all-he may even you for a little while so you can about this some.
















































    Of course, just kidding
    You know I can't even remember to take pictures of planned projects. Lol
    2003 JD 4110, FEL, 60"MMM, 54" Blade, 46 Backhoe, MCS, BB2060
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