Been there, done that with a "Ditch Witch" cutting a trench for a phone
cable - serious mistake because it took about three days to recover
from the shoulder pain, and I laid the phone cable across a lawn area
that was later needed for a radial field for an 80m vertical.
Consequently, Internet operation is forbidden during contest
Next serious mistake - using a large rotary hoe to prepare a level site
for two 5500 gallon water tanks - same severe shoulder pain.
PMR-like symptoms, only relieved by daily Prednisone (very small
dose) and the jury is still out as to cause and effect.
I do hope that you will not have an experience like mine.<G>
73, Ken ZL1AIH
>Today I'm "recovering" from serveal hours behind
a Ditch-Witch (Model
1030) yesterday. My yard looks like I've got HUGE
That machine has vibrated and bufffed every
muscle in my body and I
feel like a guy whose had several rounds in the ring
with Ali! This
thing is not for precision work. It gets a job done but
work is now required owing to the fact that I had set
all my ground
rods first (would rethink this next time) and followed
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