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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Just a few minutes ago, I was doing a simple thing to my John Deere 430, adjusting the kill solenoid, and I had my right foot between the front tractor wheel & the front left deck wheel.  As I turned & lifted my foot to step back, my pants leg hung on the bolt on the deck wheel spindle.  Caused me to lose my balance & start going over to the right.  I knew it would snap my leg like a twig if I went down the direction I was headed (directly sideways), so I twisted just enough I got my knee bent so I saved my leg.  Kind of twisted my knee a bit, but better than the alternative.   The wheel spindle dug into, my leg a bit, and most likely will be getting pretty sore.  Already burning & a little throb to it.

 

Where my foot was:

 

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Lucky this was all it did besides putting a bit of twist on my knee...but the knee feels fine now.

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Glad you're alright, Daniel.  You didn't need to end up on crutches this time of year! 

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:53 PM

Yep, done things like that a few times myself, not sure if it's from getting old, not thinking or maybe a combination of the two.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow! Good thing your ok! That would have sucked having your leg get sucked under and torn apart! Ian 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:34 PM

Wow! Good thing your ok! That would have sucked having your leg get sucked under and torn apart! Ian 

 

No, engine wasn't even running, just adjusting the solenoid while off.  


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:38 PM

Glad it wasn't worse Daniel. Hope it doesn't get too sore on ya. 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:41 PM

What's a bolt doing in there? Isn't that supposed to be a snap pin? You wouldn't rig something, would you? :watching_you:

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Yes it is always something, we need to be watching. My back is just now getting back to normal after I took the chains off the Ford Last Monday.  Actually taking them off was not that bad. It was putting both in a 5 gal. Bucket and then twisting the back setting them back in a corner of the shed that got me.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:07 PM

Ouch! I hate when that happens! Glad your ok, and that it wasn't worse. I also hope it heals quick, and with little pain.

So... what is the old battle scar next to it?


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:13 PM

What's a bolt doing in there? Isn't that supposed to be a snap pin? You wouldn't rig something, would you? :watching_you:

 

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Have ya ever had a snap pin get snagged off by weeds or whatever, raised the deck and not noticed the spindle fall out....then proceed to mow the darned thing?  After that, bolts go in!  But, I do need to cut off the excess bolt!  In the pic the excess points the other way, but it was in a different position when I got snagged!


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:16 PM

Glad it wasn't worse Daniel. Hope it doesn't get too sore on ya. 

 

Actually I don't feel anything wrong there now, and no I've not been swigging Jack Daniel's either.  :D

 

Ouch! I hate when that happens! Glad your ok, and that it wasn't worse. I also hope it heals quick, and with little pain.

So... what is the old battle scar next to it?

 

Both the red marks were left from today's mishap.  Kinda made a reverse #7


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:21 PM

It is so weird how much travels across the brain receptors when something like this happens.  In the instant it took, I thought how bad a time it would be with a broken leg, and how Josh would have a huge load to carry.  And me dragging a cast around with an itch I couldn't get at!   I actually felt my leg bone begin to bend just as I got twisted to where I could bend my knee.  Was quite a stressful couple seconds!


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:31 PM

What's a bolt doing in there? Isn't that supposed to be a snap pin? You wouldn't rig something, would you? :watching_you:


Have ya ever had a snap pin get snagged off by weeds or whatever, raised the deck and not noticed the spindle fall out....then proceed to mow the darned thing? After that, bolts go in!

Cat, the other side is a bent over 20d nail...
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Glad you weren't hurt any worse than you were.

 

I saw the picture with your foot under the deck and the thread title and was afraid the mower was turning and your toes were NOT on your foot!


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:54 PM

Daniel, I'm really glad you didn't break your leg.  I'm glad you can literally think on your feet!

 

Thanks for the re-enactment photo and the aftermath photo.  I'll bet the leg looks worse tomorrow with bruising.


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