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#1 tinbender7 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 14, 2014 - 04:44 PM

I was not, I usually throw my leg over the hood when I get on or off a GT, today I was being lazy and stepped off and brought my leg across in front of seat and the tractor was running and I hit the gearshift and put it in 2nd gear and it ran over my foot and leg and knocked me down and I hit my head on a piece of 4x4 laying there. By the time I realized what had happen the tractor was 50ft out in an open field going away.I am not hurt just a minor scrap on my leg and a sore head. Had to run down the tractor and get back on to stop it. Like I said be careful with these mean machines. Here is a picture of offending tractor 

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Posted June 14, 2014 - 05:07 PM

That's why we have a 6 ft.safety cable to hook us to the tractor. You might have lost it!


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 07:40 PM

I am thankful you are OK!

  I guess this is why the newer machines have "dead man" switches under the seat.


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Posted June 14, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Yes safety switches are troublesome , but are there for a reason. Glad you were not hurt bad ! Mine are so old that none of them have any safety switches. Got off my MF 12 one day , hit the gear shift with the leg, put it into second gear and away it went. Got it stopped, with out getting hurt or any body else. Now I all ways put it in park before getting off. Noel
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Posted June 14, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Glad you are ok! Could of been a lot worse. I like the leg over the seat also. On my Homelite I have a high back seat so I can't. I have to go over the tunnel and I am afraid of hitting the throttle lever, which is original.    Thanks for making us think a little more.                                                                    Roger.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 05:55 AM

Sounds like a nasty mishap. I guess that's a benefit of a foot controlled hydro. It will stop if your foot comes off the pedal.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 06:35 AM

Whew! That's some Scary stuff. I'm glad all mine are foot controlled hydro's. Glad your OK.
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Posted June 15, 2014 - 06:53 AM

Can't turn my back on my panzer vibrates itself into gear one minute its there next minute she's gone!
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Posted June 15, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Glad you are OK! 

 

I have done that myself getting on the tractor with the snow cab on plowing snow. I have learned the best way to mount/dismount any of these old monsters is to shut them off. It's not worth anyone's safety for 30 seconds of time savings by not shutting them down.

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Posted June 15, 2014 - 09:13 AM

Glad to hear you weren't hurt and that cute little tike (in the picture) wasn't there to get hurt.  I learned a long time ago to set the parking brake each time I get off, even when I shut the engine off.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 12:20 PM

I'm an old short fat guy, but I do the leg over the steering wheel dismount, the Wizard I use most of the time is a hydro and my mower is a zero turn, but my old MW Gilson is a gear drive and easy to hit the shifter.


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Posted June 15, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Glad to hear you weren't hurt and that cute little tike (in the picture) wasn't there to get hurt.  I learned a long time ago to set the parking brake each time I get off, even when I shut the engine off.

I think I would have been smart enough to shut it down had the lil cutie been there that is my great grand daughter.I am very careful when those kids are around


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