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Don't Take That Mower On The 4 Lane!


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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 03:21 PM

This happened on a 4 lane street I used to drive every day.  The banks are steep around the RR Tressel and I suspect he slid down the hill into traffic running 45 mph or so. Looks bad for everyone involved, but especially the mower operator.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 03:29 PM

WOW that SUV must of been FLYING.It even buckled the roof in.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:06 PM

Not a Lawn or Garden tractor but a commercial mower. I'm sure the driver of the mower was not wanting this to happen. My guess is that he probably lost control on the slope and being that the grass was wet the mower started to slide down the incline to the road. However it does look like it was pretty dry there.  Hope he is ok as well as those in the SUV. JM2CW.  Roger.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:14 PM

I worked for the Illinois Tollway. Folks think we're just lazy public employees. But, so much of what we do is potentially dangerous. Mowing the A frames around those overpasses is one of them.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Looks like the mower was hit from the rear, as the front deck has no damage at all.  Man, it had to whip this guys neck backwards something awful!


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 04:50 PM

That looks like one of those big multi deck machines. They are maybe 15ft wide when the side decks are down. I wonder what happened. The slopes don't look wide enough right there to use that big of a machine. Maybe he was transporting between sections and got nailed from behind. He's lucky to survive a crash like that. 


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Has not been any rain in over two weeks and when I TILLED saturday there was no moisture 8 inches down so the hill would have afforded the tires very little bite.
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Posted July 15, 2013 - 07:10 PM

Said the mower operator DID NOT have life threatening injuries.....That is hard to beleive!


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:19 PM

it is posted at 45 mph and they drive up to 60 mph in that area


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:22 PM

That is incredible.  The big mowing rigs like that have a lot of weight and a lot of momentum once they go. 

 

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Said the mower operator DID NOT have life threatening injuries.....That is hard to beleive!

After seeing SUV and mower it is hard to believe, ( must of been older mower) :thumbs:


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 09:13 PM

That's a bad deal. We have to be extra careful on embankments like that

 

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 09:29 PM

it is posted at 45 mph and they drive up to 60 mph in that area

Your right Lyall. From 86th to 100th streets there is no reason to slow down, IF THERE IS NOT A MOWER ON THE STREET.
The division of the suburbs is hard to figure. If that was in Clive i am sure Dennis Henderson(city manager) would have a speed camera up through there. So that must be Urbandale.
When our office was at 7900 Hickman it was in WindsorHeights, across the street was Urbandale, and west of the bridge on the edge of the parking lot was Clive.

Edited by JD DANNELS, July 15, 2013 - 09:35 PM.





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