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Category: Home Improvement
Forum Name: Lawn and garden equipment
Forum Discription: questions and answers on power equipment
Printed Date: October/03/2023 at 7:31pm

Topic: fingers
Posted By: dmcsos
Subject: fingers
Date Posted: November/30/2005 at 8:26am
on june 23rd, i accedentally put my fingers underneath a running lawn mower, and i lost the tiips off the top of my left hand middle and ring finger. PICS at -    click on the pic of me on my car, and it will send you to a new page of pictures, there they are, and they are good now. i was reaching under there to pull up the mower to push the adjustable wheel down cause the lawn was tall, thats basically it...

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Posted By: donp
Date Posted: December/13/2005 at 4:19am
lesson learned eh? never reach under a running mower. thats what opc (operator presence control) levers are for on new mowers. let them go and everything shuts off. they were designed for people who dont know enough not to stick their hands under their mower, or in any machine that will cause bodily harm.

the story behind their design was that back in the 70's, two guys decided to lift a honda hr21 rotary mower up in the air while it was running and trim their bushes with it. both guys lost fingers. they sued honda for millions of dollars because of their own negligence hence, opc levers were created to save every mower manufacturer money, and consumers body parts.


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