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I have this Kubota BX2370 tractor that I use the heck out of it. I was spreading playground mulch with it and had a full bucket and was backing up when one wheel climbed up a small mound of mulch and in slow motion the tractor tipped over on its side. Now I think crap like this is funny as $hit because its a small tractor and I tipped it over in playground mulch that is called Play Soft. I hopped up turned it off and I asked a few kids playing in the area to help me tip it back up. OK boys back to work have a nice day. YUP I have the ROPS device with canopy so it was a soft landing.

I can now add this to my list of thing that ended on its side during my Stewardship of such devises.

1) Hydroplane, once
2) Dune buggy, 2 times
3) Bobcat, once
4) Dirt bike, many times
5) ATV, 3 times
6) Honda 900 Custom, 4 times once during driving test and still passed
7) Tractor, once and counting
8) Tow behind compressor. once
9) Walk behind trencher. once
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Old June 21st, 2016, 08:00 AM
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In NH it states on Motorcycle test if you "dump it" your done for the day and have to come back 10 days or more later to try again.

Chuck you should take up flying 🙄
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Good god how are you still alive at this point.
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Well Kevin My father in law did give me a nice shinny almost brand new Ultra lite. He only dipped the wing once spinning it into a tree. He decided it was my turn to have it. I hauled that thing from Michigan to Colorado and I fixed the running gear and ran it up and down the road without the wing on more than one occasion scarring the crap out of my neighbors .

Believe it or not I don't have a death wish plus I'm a chicken *&^% when it comes to flying so I sold it on Ebay for a tidy profit. Big-Sap that is why I'm still alive.
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I'd like to try/get one of those gyrocopters one of these days.
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Flying is the easy part... anyone can do that. It is the landing that will get ya.
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Yup that's what my F-I-L said. Kevin I saw what you use for J-box on your sweet tree farm. I wouldn't ride on the same bus as you.
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Exclusive video footage of Chuck testing out his 4 wheel drive lawn mower at the dealership.
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Exclusive video footage of Chuck testing out his 4 wheel drive lawn mower at the dealership.
That video is really funny!

I had a flight instructor who I think took lessons at the "Haynes School of Driving." He crashed my plane (a Zenith Zodiac 601HD) twice....with me in it both times while demonstrating landing in cross-wind....first time just tore of the main gear, totaled it the second time by tearing off one of the side gear, resulting in a ground spin...damaging almost every part of the plane. Each time was preceded by his saying "Let me show you how to do it." just before the incident. I had no choice of instructors since he was the only person around rated to fly in that type of aircraft.

At that point I decided that flying wasn't in the cards....partly because the cost of my carrying insurance on any plane was going to be cost prohibitive for several years (his accident, my plane = my insurance) and partly because my wife would have divorced me.

The whole episode led to a funny family inside joke though. When things go really wrong, we say "It's OK....I'm well insured."
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That video is really funny!

I had a flight instructor who I think took lessons at the "Haynes School of Driving." He crashed my plane (a Zenith Zodiac 601HD) twice....with me in it both times while demonstrating landing in cross-wind....first time just tore of the main gear, totaled it the second time by tearing off one of the side gear, resulting in a ground spin...damaging almost every part of the plane. Each time was preceded by his saying "Let me show you how to do it." just before the incident. I had no choice of instructors since he was the only person around rated to fly in that type of aircraft.

At that point I decided that flying wasn't in the cards....partly because the cost of my carrying insurance on any plane was going to be cost prohibitive for several years (his accident, my plane = my insurance) and partly because my wife would have divorced me.

The whole episode led to a funny family inside joke though. When things go really wrong, we say "It's OK....I'm well insured."
I thought you were going on a walkabout or something like that.
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