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LOL why didn't I think of that Scott
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If you are going to have breakfast, don't have eggs unless you want to rush back home to take care of 'business'. Have a fruit or something.

If you are feeling tired, just chug a bottle of water. It's so easy to get dehydrated without knowing and that might be the cause of your tiredness.

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Always have a spare pair of boots/shoes and socks in the truck!







This came in handy today. I was out doing a cleanup and mow on a large job that is "all uphill" and I made the mistake of wearing my boots that aren't quite broken in yet. I was OK on the "flatter" section, but as I walked the sloped lawn picking up downed branches, my feetses started screaming at me.
I went to the truck and put on a pair of running shoes. AAAaaahhh...


In the summer I always keep at least one extra shirt in the truck as well. Good for days when you're looking all funky, and someone calls and asks you to stop for a quote on your way home.
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How about a first aid kit



and a fire extinguisher?

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^^^ Excellent tips!

I have a very basic first aid kit that I want to expand upon by adding things for the most common lawn boo-boos.


At my dealer's open house they had the state police there giving a seminar on safe trailering - one of the things I learned is that it is mandatory to have a "secured fire extinguisher" and a reflective triangle in your truck.

I already had flares and a triangle under the seat, but I went out and got an auto fire extinguisher. Aside from legalities, it just makes sense to have one handy.
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LOL, are you guys referring to the time I my tractor caught on fire or something?


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At my dealer's open house they had the state police there giving a seminar on safe trailering - one of the things I learned is that it is mandatory to have a "secured fire extinguisher" and a reflective triangle in your truck.
Did they give any other helpful tips at the open house?
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Did they give any other helpful tips at the open house?

I found out that leaving a ball hitch sticking out of your receiver when not towing is in fact, NOT illegal. (I've been told that it is countless times over the years)

No minimum/maximum chain length requirement - they just can't drag.
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I found out that leaving a ball hitch sticking out of your receiver when not towing is in fact, NOT illegal. (I've been told that it is countless times over the years)

No minimum/maximum chain length requirement - they just can't drag.
I almost always keep my hitch in. If some one reends me they are going to coime out alot worse then my trailer hitch. This plan has worked a few times haha people not paying attention and hit me.

As for a fire extinguisher I have always kept one in my truck but I had a friend have an accident while he was mowing. The exhaust fell off his ztr and caught the field on fire. Its a good thing he had his and I was only a few min. or we could have had a really big problem.
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