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Old 07-07-2021, 09:14 PM   #1
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:15 PM   #2
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I’ve done that with hot wire. I can only imagine barbed wire would be funner. ;-)


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Old 07-07-2021, 09:16 PM   #3
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Just put a little Dawn on it, and it will pull right out.
Releases the spring in the steel.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:16 PM   #4
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Yep been there ... a royal pain
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:16 PM   #5
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Ain’t nothing like some steal wire knots that a lawnmower can produce
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:16 PM   #6
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Been there, done that. Sucks for sure. It’s been several years, but I think I unbolted the blades and went to clipping. After several choice words and a couple of beers, if course.


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Old 07-07-2021, 09:17 PM   #7
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Fence pliers or side cutters to the rescue. Someone didn't pick everything up when they were through.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:17 PM   #8
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Just put a little Dawn on it, and it will pull right out.
Releases the spring in the steel.
Lol!

Pull the blade off would be the easiest route.
Been there, done that.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:24 PM   #9
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Torch makes quick work of it if available. Got a T post completely wedged under my shredder last week, broke stuff, not happy. Nothing that a welder and a few sledge hammers didn't fix but not fun, but i think wire is the worst.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:24 PM   #10
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What a pain in the neck
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:25 PM   #11
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Just put a little Dawn on it, and it will pull right out.
Releases the spring in the steel.
I needed a new keyboard anyway
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:29 PM   #12
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Perfect excuse to get a new mower.


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Old 07-07-2021, 09:31 PM   #13
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Sorry for the mishap. But pay more attention to when you are mowing.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:32 PM   #14
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Dang!
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:34 PM   #15
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Id torch or cutoff wheel on a grinder before id pull the blade. Good luck
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:35 PM   #16
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I know that feeling

Sucked up what I thought was a giant extension cord with the brush hog last summer. Luckily it turned out to be a rope. Easily cut out with pocket knife
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:36 PM   #17
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Could be worse…..

I’ve done it with a 10’ Kuhn mower. Had to take every hat off. Good thing it was only 104 degrees that day
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:45 PM   #18
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Could be worse…..

I’ve done it with a 10’ Kuhn mower. Had to take every hat off. Good thing it was only 104 degrees that day
Was cutting an unfamiliar hay pasture with a Kuhn and found a cattle panel someone tossed aside.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:51 PM   #19
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Was cutting an unfamiliar hay pasture with a Kuhn and found a cattle panel someone tossed aside.
If you ever find a hammock…. You will invent cuss words
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:03 PM   #20
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At least it wasn't a beagle.
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:19 PM   #21
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:24 PM   #22
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I found a roll that my grandpa probably threw in the brush 30 years ago.

It worked it's way up enough it would've been a real bad day when we shredded this year. Glad to have caught it
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:29 PM   #23
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Fence pliers or side cutters to the rescue. Someone didn't pick everything up when they were through.
Yep, you need to know what is in your pastures, before you mow.
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:30 PM   #24
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At least it wasn't a beagle.
I remember that. Sad deal
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Old 07-07-2021, 10:32 PM   #25
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Could be worse…..

I’ve done it with a 10’ Kuhn mower. Had to take every hat off. Good thing it was only 104 degrees that day
Been there, done that. Lucky for me, we have few, huge Oak/Pecan trees in our hay fields. We can work in the shade.

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Old 07-07-2021, 11:25 PM   #26
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It is for this and other reasons that leaving detritus behind in a pasture will get you hung without a trail on our place. Further, all who work or recreate there are trained to stop and pick up anything—bones, barbed wire, netting, balloons (yes, it seems like our place is where release balloons go to die), etc.—that could ruin the blades of a shredder and dispose of it properly. No problem exceptions, no excuses.
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Old 07-07-2021, 11:35 PM   #27
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Ya'll need to try mowing county drainage ditches with a 16' batwing.You'd never believe the things people throw across their fences.
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Old 07-08-2021, 07:46 AM   #28
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#asswhip
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Old 07-08-2021, 07:51 AM   #29
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Easy peasy. Put tractor in reverse and it will uncoil the whole mess.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:02 AM   #30
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A mortgage company hired me to mow several acres of raw land that was severely overgrown. It wasn’t until long after a blade on the mower getting entangled and wrapped in barbed wire that I learned that the wire had been intentionally placed all over the property. A man living in one of the nearby houses warned me that he observed a number of teenagers unrolling long lengths of barbed wire. They had placied the wire down low in the tall grass and weeds to hide it from whoever mowed the property.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:02 AM   #31
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I did this a few days ago with my shredded . Not near as bad .
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:04 AM   #32
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Yep, that will definitely make ya say some choice words. Pair of Kleins and a beer and you are back in business.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:16 AM   #33
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4inch grinder cutting disc
5 mins and its all off
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:18 AM   #34
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Just put a little Dawn on it, and it will pull right out.
Releases the spring in the steel.
Lmao!
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:23 AM   #35
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I had a similar experience but with a water hose
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:27 AM   #36
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Id torch or cutoff wheel on a grinder before id pull the blade. Good luck
Cut off wheel and some needle nose vise grips.
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:47 AM   #37
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Cut off wheel and some needle nose vise grips.
Am I missing something, is that not a small lawn mower blade?
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Old 07-08-2021, 08:58 AM   #38
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Mine is generally lead ropes from horses the wife just drops when done with them......
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:01 AM   #39
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Am I missing something, is that not a small lawn mower blade?
Looks like it

Drop the blade and pull it out

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Old 07-08-2021, 09:10 AM   #40
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That’s a bad time! Did it with an 8’ brush hog and barbed wire once. Not something i’d like to repeat.

In your case, if its only on the one blade, unbolt the blade and the whole bundle will drop out, then just slide the blade out. No/minimal cutting needed.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:14 AM   #41
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It's not the wire that's bad it is all the poison ivy oil under the shredder.... Torch, grinder, or 18" bolt cutters will make fairly easy work of the wire.
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:16 AM   #42
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Lol!

Pull the blade off would be the easiest route.
Been there, done that.
That's what I did, after cussing the wire for a good while
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:17 AM   #43
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My lawnmower looks the same right now, except with an extension cord. Daughter ran over it a few days ago.

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Old 07-08-2021, 09:18 AM   #44
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Cutting torch!
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Old 07-08-2021, 09:42 AM   #45
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Take the blade off and it will slide off.
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Old 07-08-2021, 10:59 AM   #46
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Take the blade off and it will slide off.
That is what is going to happen.
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Old 07-08-2021, 11:04 AM   #47
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Wire snips and some big ones!!
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Old 07-08-2021, 11:09 AM   #48
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Heavy duty water hose is no fun either.....and looks like a 37 foot snake coming through the grass at you...
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Old 07-08-2021, 12:44 PM   #49
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Bolt cutters
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Old 07-08-2021, 02:38 PM   #50
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I found an old matress box spring once. That took a few hours to cut off.
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