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Its always the stuff you do not see that can make a good day mowing the lawn go bad. Last night it was about 7pm and I was mowing behind the barn. We have had a lot of friends over picking beans and tomatoes from our field and I was looking at a pile of rocks someone brought up. I figured it was someones child playing. About 3 feet from it I hear a bang-bang-bang-bang. I stopped the pto as fast as I could, but the bangs were over when it stopped. I picked up the pices and parked the tractor. I attached the picture of the cut up pieces of rebar.

This morning when I inspected the blades, fully expecting chunks to me taken out, I was suprised that there was only a tiny dent in one of the blades. I pulled it off, welded the blade a touch and ground it down. I would have snapped a pic but it was a rush job since other stuff needed to get done....

What has found its way to your yard and you ran over?
 

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The two customer stories that immediately come to mind are finding a bicycle (not thiers) by running over it and an old Ford coupe, rusted and 1/2 buried - that was on a piece of land they had recently purchased.
 

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Nothing interesting like that, but the "funnest" thing I've hit is a Soccerball when bush hogging one of my uncle's lot...it made a "flew-flew-flew" noise and the hog jumped up like 2 feet, LOL...no damage except the leather covering on the soccer ball. The rubber blader inside was perfect :laugh:
 

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Trampoline springs because a couple of neighborhood idiots refused to tie-down their tramps in an area that routinely has high winds. Fortunately I saw them before the mower did.
 

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I found some 1 5/8" drill line (think large wire cable) with my 1 hr old tiller last year, hooked it to the drawbar and started pulling on it with a chain wrapped around it. Must have been about 300 feet of it. Owner said the field had been plowed.:brow:
I should have asked which century.
 

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This is not exactly in my yard, but last night I had our 1586 at the house using the chisel plow to work up a food plot for the deere. I was explaining to my neighbor, who is very tractor savvy, where to til and to keep the tiller low while its running. Well, my wife asked him to til a secion of tomatoes by the house. As I drove by, I saw him back up close to our corn and then I see the hose start moving from the house reel. We run 400 feet of garden hose out to the garden to water. He picked up the sprinnkler and hose in the tiller and it started winding up the hose on the tiller. LOL.. I was yelling at him inside the cab in the IH and he was in the cab of the 3720. Looking back it had to be funny to watch. Needless to say, he wound up 300 feet of hose on the tiller before he caught it and shut it down.

It pulled apart the plastic hose reel and the tiller cut up all the hoses. I would have taken pictures, but it was ugly. We spent an hour cutting out the hose from the tiller.
 

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I was mowing my grandpa's yard with his 2210 and came really close to hitting 3 horse shoes from the horse shoe pit. Glad i was mowing at 4" because they could have seriosly hurt that mower. I also have run over some garden hose with it. Stalls out then quickly kills the tractor. Then you gotta spend 30 min. to pull it back out. :( Luckly, my grandpa put in a sprinkler system so no more garden hoses. :D
 

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yeah, it rains what seems like 85% of the year but with a really dry summer, the yard just cant survive without that constant water it is used to.
 

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In the first minute of use of a new tiller, I found where the brick layers buried some leftover bricks. Bent the tailgate, dented the frame. I just love people who build houses... This was at the old house, new house I did all things exterior- excavation, grading, etc.
 

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Don't you just love finding brick scraps with expensive machinery? I still find chunks of brick up-wards of 50-feet or more from the house from time to time. Fortunately it's not with any powered machinery.
 

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I am not having much luck this last few weeks in the yard. Just 6" from where I normally cut the yard I had a few weeds... So I got out the new FS 130 and started going at them with the circular saw blade. About 30 seconds into it the saw stops abruptly and a huge chunk of the limit stop guard goes flying..... I looked down and I got a chuck of wire wrapped around the blade... Where this stuff comes from, I have no clue............. So, 23.00 dollars later I have a new guard.... I am getting to know the guys at the JD dealer too well.....
 
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