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How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby redfin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:57 pm

Well I did :oops: for the first time ever with a Cub. " No physicasl or property damage resulted"
I started it up and rolled in 1st gear a little ways when it suddenly killed. I jumped off and headed for the carb because I forgot to turn the gas on at the aftermarket shutoff valve. Once I opened the valve I thought it would be a good idea to see if it would start before I moved ! BAD MOVE ON MY PART That is when I felt her moving over my foot and grazing the front of my leg :shock: I quickly shut her off and paused thinking as careful as I try to be and rarely injur myself in any way , that could have been very serious had I been 1 step closer into the tractor or near a building or car or even a person.

I always check the transmission before starting , Except this time and it got me !! My safety awareness is Very High as a result . :D
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Eikel » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:15 pm

Jim,
I hope the foot isn't hurt too bad and you're not hurt as bad as it could have been. It can happen quick.

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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Ronny Bailey » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:25 pm

Ouch! I'm very happy to say I haven't run over my foot yet.
But tomorrow is another day...
Good reminder to be careful out there!
Lucky it was only your foot.
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Dan England » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:26 pm

Jim, glad you weren't hurt badly. It could happen to any of us. Dan
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Rudi » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:54 pm

Jim:

Glad you are okay and the biggest damage is to your pride I presume :?: :big shy:

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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Yogie » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:58 pm

Glad your okay...
I had a neighbor run over years ago while starting his from the ground. he was lucky there wasn't any imps. on it other than the 22 mower. Maybe the weight of it hanging on the right side help save him. he was a big man and it smashed a snuff can he had in his bibs. He got by with a few broken ribs...
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby DaveR » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:00 pm

I too am glad you were not hurt. I have done the same thing, only nearly ran over a perfectly good aluminum canoe directly in front of the "fast" moving cub in first gear. You think first gear is slow, be standing by it and let it take off without you in the seat, and its fast.

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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Gary Boutwell » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:12 pm

Jim.

First of all, Glad you are ok and not hurt.
Second: apparently you were not fully listening to Merlin and me when
we were taking about standing to one side when cranking the Cubs.

I have had you experience more than once. Takes an old fool like me
several lessons before learning begins.

Take care and be well.

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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby dgrapes59 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:24 pm

I am glad that only your pride was hurt, considering the possibilities you are lucky! Keeping these safety reminders in front of everyone is a good thing as we all tend to take a short cut every now and then, hopefully this will pop up in my mind before I do the same!
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Ron Luebke » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:29 pm

haven't ran over mine yet but i'm not ruling it out. i try hard to shake hand with the shifter but all it takes is one slip. glad your ok.
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby knucklebuster » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:03 pm

I have not, but a friend of mine got drug out of the back seat of a station wagon and ran over in a McD's drive through once....


Long story.

(he was scraped and bruised, but other wise OK)
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Miss Farmall » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:11 pm

whew! close call huh. GLAD you are okay! :||):
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby Hengy » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:19 pm

WOW... I would bet that there was quite a bit of "pucker-factor" involved in that deal. I can say that I have not yet experienced this, and can honestly say that I never want to have that happen to me! It is amazing how you can be an "old hand" at these tractors, and all it takes is one second, and they will wake you up like it was your first day with them!

Thank you for posting it.... you are a big man for doing so!

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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby danovercash » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:30 pm

Don't recall doing that, but have pulled the starter rod without shaking hands or declutching. Oops!
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Re: How many of you have run over your foot?

Postby redfin » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:08 pm

Gary Boutwell wrote:Jim.

First of all, Glad you are ok and not hurt.
Second: apparently you were not fully listening to Merlin and me when
we were taking about standing to one side when cranking the Cubs.

I have had you experience more than once. Takes an old fool like me
several lessons before learning begins.

Take care and be well.

Keep working on those Cubs.



Gary , suprisingly I remember that conversation very well , Now !
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