Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation

   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #52  
I heard it said if you find a car while mowing your yard, you might be a redneck
I found the cab to an old Ford pickup. Not sure about year figuring late 50 early 60s. First it was just the steering box I hit. Started digging and pulling and can across complete cab
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #53  
Usually have long bottom root grapple on the FEL. Lower in questionable terrain. People been farming and logging this property for almost 300 years and Cherokee before that. Worst trash comes from subdivision new neighbors.
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #54  
A pile of nylon twine from square bales. Wrapped around my flail mower with a vengeance. sat there with my pocket knife for 45 minutes cutting 6-12 inch pieces off. :cautious:
Those things are awful! We had a guy leasing our place for years that left piles and piles of those things and I've run over several with the brush hog. Even when I know where they are they are near impossible to root out of the ground. I've broken most of the rippers off my box blade trying.
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #55  
Or... bought a house in which the original owner buried a 1950's (?) Plymouth in a low spot then covered it with road berm dirt !
I've got one of those behind an old shed. Apparently they thought the best use for the old car was erosion control.
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #58  
The worst one was finding a long stretch of high tension guy wire with the flail mower. Not connected to anything, but it wrapped up fast. Couldn't get an angle on it with a grinder. It was right over the bearing on the end of the rotor so couldn't torch it. It was really hard & strong, but also squished a bit, so my bolt cutters couldn't cut it. Just enough gap in the teeth it would squish & not cut. Finally got different bolt cutters & eventually managed to get things cut. Tore up the new bolt cutters & took forever.

Found numerous hoses, which are annoying but can be removed with a pocket knife & time. Fence wire of various sorts sucks, but you can cut it with side cutters, bolt cutters or what not.

I found my well head... twice. Mangled a few knives & one of the times had to have a well guy replace the cap. I was even watching for it the 2nd time, but had about 3' of visibility in 4' grass. Now have a 6' snow stake on it.

More rocks, concrete chunks, cardboard, Styrofoam or plastic than you can shake a stick at. Rocks would mangle knives on my old beat to hell Ford 917 flail. Rocks loose vs my new Peruzzo Brush Bull. Couple hammers are chipped but aren't suppose to be sharp.

Found many septic tank lids or leach field vent pipes, but thankfully always before I ran them over.
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #59  
The worst one was finding a long stretch of high tension guy wire with the flail mower. Not connected to anything, but it wrapped up fast. Couldn't get an angle on it with a grinder. It was right over the bearing on the end of the rotor so couldn't torch it. It was really hard & strong, but also squished a bit, so my bolt cutters couldn't cut it. Just enough gap in the teeth it would squish & not cut. Finally got different bolt cutters & eventually managed to get things cut. Tore up the new bolt cutters & took forever.

Found numerous hoses, which are annoying but can be removed with a pocket knife & time. Fence wire of various sorts sucks, but you can cut it with side cutters, bolt cutters or what not.

I found my well head... twice. Mangled a few knives & one of the times had to have a well guy replace the cap. I was even watching for it the 2nd time, but had about 3' of visibility in 4' grass. Now have a 6' snow stake on it.

More rocks, concrete chunks, cardboard, Styrofoam or plastic than you can shake a stick at. Rocks would mangle knives on my old beat to hell Ford 917 flail. Rocks loose vs my new Peruzzo Brush Bull. Couple hammers are chipped but aren't suppose to be sharp.

Found many septic tank lids or leach field vent pipes, but thankfully always before I ran them over.


Have you ever thought about selling? 😂😂✌🏻
 
   / Stuff you find while mowing tall vegetation #60  
I found a fire hydrant many years ago, thump on the FEL so I stopped to look and wow, what a surprise when the water came through the floorboard on that old JD. Bigger surprise was how much it cost to fix it..... my boss was not amused.
 
 
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