My Neighbor Hit A Chain While Mowing!
Posted April 27, 2012 - 08:46 PM
Somehow the prong thing that keeps the belt on bent and was rubbing on the spindle pulley. I stuck a wrench on it and bent it back, problem solved. I put it all back together and back on and when I went to get it he told me I could use it to finish mowing since I was having a problem with my horse. I finished mowing with it and it works great! It has a great cut on it and the hydro drive was nice for mowing. When I returned it he asked what the damage was and was thrilled it was just a bent prong. He said he would go and get some money for me and be right back, I told him not to pay me. He insisted and I told him the gas I burned in the 20 minutes I used it to mow covered it. The only thing we could come up with was that when he hit the chain the deck jumped and that part hit the bottom of the foot rest or some other part and bent it.
Here is a pic of the tractor after I took the deck off. It works fantastic for mowing, I would still prefer an old GT for real work though.
This was his key-chain, thought I would take a pic of it.
Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:08 PM
- Ryan313 said thank you
Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:11 PM
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Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:17 PM
- Ryan313 said thank you
Posted April 27, 2012 - 09:21 PM
Posted April 27, 2012 - 10:20 PM
Posted April 27, 2012 - 11:02 PM
Posted April 27, 2012 - 11:20 PM
A week ago, my wife's car started acting crazy after we avoided and accident from a woman on a cell phone. She decided that it was important we're in a parking spot she just had to have and almost T boned us trying to get it, problem is we're in it. My wife panicked and did what is called Busy Shift, another words she was rapidly shifting the stick and missed Drive, wound up in 2nd gear and then 1st back to 3rd and into D.
For reasons unknown to me this caused the computer to flip out and naturally we have all sorts of crazy crap on the Displays. Check engine light the works and then the car is changing gears incorrectly. Starting out in 3rd gear and funky stuff, all because of a stupid woman on a cell phone.
I called my neighbor and told him what the car was doing, bring it over let me check it. We took the car over and within minutes he found the problem, the shift sensor, says the computer error codes. Well, We called the dealer, $1000.00 bucks to repair the car, my neighbor says send me the part. The next morning he calls says bring me the car, I tell him I can't pay till Friday. He says bring me the car, so we take it over, 10 minutes later the car is repaired.
He says bring $60 bucks on Friday and I said are you sure? He says yea no labor just for the part!
I am not sure if this is politically correct on this site, but Dwayne is a Christian, he teaches Sunday School. I learned then because my dad and his dad was friends that meant something to him. It means something to me now, and it meant a lot to know that someone still thinks of his neighbor. Dwayne could have charged me a wad to fix that car but he knows of my medical issues, he knows I can no longer work and he knows we do not receive any assistance from anyone. He knows my wife works very hard. He knows we often have hard times here and he knows what being a neighbor is! t
Long story to say thank you for helping your neighbor! Not to many people offer their neighbors a helping hand any longer and that is sad. People here where I live have it ruff because no jobs are here any more. Like I said, not to many people still practice the helping neighbors.
When I read something about a neighbor helping a neighbor it just really speaks out to me. I have to comment and say thank you! Thank you very much for having the compassion, the willingness and the caring to help someone. See, I know how it is to be rock bottom and the bill man calling you up, worrying over your next meal or if you have money for gas to get to work one more day. So when someone tells a story about helping someone out, even though it might just be a simple thing as fixing a Garden Tractor, you knew he could do for himself, or maybe not. You did it and it speaks volumes about the type of person you are.
Thank you once again for being a man of character with a heart!
- Amigatec and LTD have said thanks
Posted April 27, 2012 - 11:51 PM
Posted April 28, 2012 - 12:26 AM
Thanks for sharing your story, maxedout. You were on the receiving end there!
Posted April 28, 2012 - 05:04 AM
the van propped way up in the air on cinder blocks is what caught my eye LOL
Yea reminds me of living here in Oklahoma.
Posted April 28, 2012 - 06:42 AM
Posted April 28, 2012 - 10:25 AM
The old tractor in the back is my speedex, it just happened to be in the shot.
The van's frame is rotted were the steering box goes and the bolts that hold the box to the frame keep braking. I put it up on blocks so its easeir to work on. I took the box out and now I have to reinforce the frame with some steel so the bolts wont brake anymore. Also, this is one thing I will not be welding, I know another guy who is a welder by trade so after I get everything tabbed I will have him come weld it.