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    Out of control power trowel - GIF

    Out of control power trowel.



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    looks like a midget, demented Dalek from Dr. Who...

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    Hi Jinx. Funny to watch. That almost happened to me the first time i used a commercial floor polisher but i held on till I could shut it down and stop its escape. My boss laughed and smiled " the first time I used one it put me through a plate glass window of a bank" causing all sorts of dilemna.:bank manager, police, repair folk (who didn't do call-outs in those days) etc. With that note I felt much less impotent.
    John Wayne would have sorted it with a las-hoo unlike those pilgrams.
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    I swear I recognize 2 of those guys the one in the green shirt we called Filipino John and the larger guy in the red shirt is either Femil or Rague
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    Hold'er down Newt! Don't let'er rare now!

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    my first thought was riding a floor buffer in the usaf....what a ride...I was a kid.. but the 2nd thought was look for a big water hose...the plastic sheeting was a good idea.

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    my first big floor polisher was a similar experience luckily the cord was pulled before any damage was done.

    Ralph

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    I was thinking that could have messed up a whole days work in no time and was an episode of Keystone Cops for sure.
    ‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
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    First time that happened to me the accursed thing homed in on my....groinal area. I did better maintenance on the clutch release after that.

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    I imagine either the throttle leaver was wired open or there was no dead man switch on it
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