Odd occurrence with my otherwise super-nice neighbor

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  1. P Thought

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    You sure? Usually the "shear pin" absorbs the impact of things like that.
     
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    That worked for me, once, quite some time ago.

    Someone was throwing hunks of iron or whatever onto more than one of the lawns I was trying to keep after in Lakeview after Katrina. And I'm pretty confident I bent 3 cranks, at least. Normally they don't have a shear pin at all anymore. Yes, these are the bare bones ones.

    Sometimes I was able to true the crank back up again, but the life of the motor was drastically shortened. One was fairly straight it seemed after repair, but the vibrations eventually caused metal failure of the cheap cast "body" of the mower.

    Cutting St. Augustine and various heavy weeds around South Louisiana, not easy to do if you go off and hang out someplace else for a couple weeks here and there.
     
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    Why? I'd really like to know.

    My 8 y.o. Honda engine Husqvarna mower is still going strong. It's been fine with routine maintenance.
     
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