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Mad Kiwi using crane to mow the hedge

Discussion in 'Cranes' started by Hendrik, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Hendrik

    Hendrik Senior Member

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    :badidea:crazy:OMG:wierd:eek:ops

    well I guess he lived to think up another stupid stunt
     
  3. Hendrik

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    Remember it was the Kiwis who came up with bungee jumping, maybe next time he'll use a bungee cord to make moving the hedge more interesting.
     
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    Well i admit at first i laughed then i realized what he was actually doing then it wasn't so funny. Hes operating a riding mower without a beer in hand.

    and that my friends is just sad
     
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    i dont think my mower will run without a beer in hand. 30 degree slopes need all the help they can get
     
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    There one on Utube with a zturn mower mowing over a pond with a crane. Sorry dont know how to show the link.
     
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    This is definitely a case of more money than brains.
     
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    this is how i mow my lawn...glad i don't have any hedges!:D
     

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    :Banghead All the OSHA classes and safety meetings I go to and you see stuff like that....sad part is those guys are the ones who get away unharmed!:beatsme
     
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    Somebody up stairs feel's sorry for those who found a loop-hole in the gene pool..
    thats why
     
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    That crane and mower kinda reminded me of the crane operator they hired to help out on one job... so i could dig a basement...

    Except it was a concrete bucket.... he only lasted one swing....
    one reason there was no one left on the walls ... they all ran for cover....
    second reason the super took him to the front gate..
    And I didn't get to finish the basement..... I poured the wall....

    I guess i should have said crane driver
     
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    I doesn't appear that the mower actually cut anything....

    and smoked the motor to boot

    maybe they will try chainsaws hanging from the ball next....
     
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    I bookmarked it to show to a friend of mine who cut hedges for a living,usually with a John Deere 3350 and 2050 McConnel hedger.An incident as the result of brain lapse is one thing,to actually plan a stunt like that,makes one wonder how the race evolved.There is a television show "1000-ways to die" that has more than its share of similar stunts or complete brain freezes that resulted in death.

    Can't figure!
     
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    I could do mower...

    :eek: ...with a chain-saw....git'er done!
     
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    Backyard me thinks the avatar may be a bit risky, me thinks so me thinks.
     
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    Shusssssssssh, its all under control, I am keeping a close eye on it, you concentrate on the Welcome thread with Atco & OCR ;)
     
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    :waving :D
     
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    There are big mowers that hang from helicopters. I don't see anyone making any complaints about that. A heli with a big mower chopping trees to death has to be more dangerous than a mower hanging from a truck crane.

    As for the hedge trimmer, the article plainly says it was a stunt.

    BTW the O in OSHA is for occupation. If it isn't your occupation and you are not being paid then OSHA doesn't have jurisdiction.