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Because lawnmower drivers like being with their friends too

By 28 March 2013 13

lawnmowers

This in from Max:

Spotted this morning on Josephson St, Belco. Not one or two, but three mowers required to mow the one small median strip…

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13 Responses to Because lawnmower drivers like being with their friends too
#1
Innovation4:58 pm, 28 Mar 13

Good shot.

Without wanting to divert the thread this shot reminded me to warn cyclists of nearby TAMS mower drivers. Last week I had one pull a hard right straight across the cycle path without looking. I had to go bush on my pushie just to miss him and his blades…..

#2
KB19716:24 pm, 28 Mar 13

Unusual, they are normally pretty good.

#3
poetix8:27 pm, 28 Mar 13

Innovation said :

Good shot.

Without wanting to divert the thread this shot reminded me to warn cyclists of nearby TAMS mower drivers. Last week I had one pull a hard right straight across the cycle path without looking. I had to go bush on my pushie just to miss him and his blades…..

In before Zan:

I do hope you have a bell! It’s the LAW.

That must have been terrifying. Did he help you afterwards?

#4
Innovation9:35 pm, 28 Mar 13

KB1971 said :

Unusual, they are normally pretty good.

I agree – which I was so surprised……. and unprepared. Those mowers can turn quick!

#5
Innovation9:35 pm, 28 Mar 13

PS – I reckon they generate more than 250W

#6
KB19717:42 am, 29 Mar 13

poetix said :

Innovation said :

Good shot.

Without wanting to divert the thread this shot reminded me to warn cyclists of nearby TAMS mower drivers. Last week I had one pull a hard right straight across the cycle path without looking. I had to go bush on my pushie just to miss him and his blades…..

In before Zan:

I do hope you have a bell! It’s the LAW.

That must have been terrifying. Did he help you afterwards?

In before Dilandach….

Did you dismount to be courteous?

You are the spawn of Satan if you didnt…..(think of the children…)

#7
Zan8:43 am, 29 Mar 13

poetix said :

Innovation said :

Good shot.

Without wanting to divert the thread this shot reminded me to warn cyclists of nearby TAMS mower drivers. Last week I had one pull a hard right straight across the cycle path without looking. I had to go bush on my pushie just to miss him and his blades…..

In before Zan:

I do hope you have a bell! It’s the LAW.

That must have been terrifying. Did he help you afterwards?

The rider most probably needed a bigger louder bell to be heard above the noise and ear protection of the lawnmowing person.

#8
Namloot3:28 pm, 29 Mar 13

I’m guessing it’s ‘Smoko”. Next story please….

#9
Sandman6:16 pm, 29 Mar 13

Those guys always travel in little gangs. 3 mowers operating reduces the amount of time they need to spend creating dust and noise in one place, they can have a single “team leader” and a couple of junior drivers to avoid workers slacking, and small maintenance issues can be addressed easily in the field without having to return to base.

As for the 250w dig, They’re all road registered.

#10
voytek34:40 am, 30 Mar 13

So do you have a job/life?

#11
KB19717:26 am, 30 Mar 13

Sandman said :

As for the 250w dig, They’re all road registered.

They are not considered road vehicles for the purpose of the MVSA so the 250w thing doesn’t apply : http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/legislation.aspx

They get a conditional registration which is basically a payment for TPI.

#12
AsparagusSyndrome3:12 pm, 30 Mar 13

Innovation said :

Good shot.

Without wanting to divert the thread this shot reminded me to warn cyclists of nearby TAMS mower drivers. Last week I had one pull a hard right straight across the cycle path without looking. I had to go bush on my pushie just to miss him and his blades…..

Unlike certain private mower companies on our main roads, I’m sure govvie mowing contractors don’t run down cyclists deliberately – the lycra really gets snagged badly around the blades and takes ages to untangle and clear out of the mechanism.

#13
Innovation4:18 pm, 30 Mar 13

The guy wasn’t being deliberate. Like many of us I’m guessing he just had a brain fade for a second, but it was a good reminder for pedestrians and cyclists, obviously, to be careful near these machines as the consequences could have been uglier than I am already (and I don’t even wear lycra).

And no I didn’t confront him about the incident – he was a fair way away by the time I had recovered – and once the adrenaline had worn off, I had the same amusing thought about RA debates on bicycle bells.

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