Stop and Pop' to check for nests
Each spring, we see a spike in tractor fire claims from starling nests under the hood of the vehicle. Starlings can build a nest in the time it takes you to have a cup of tea, so it’s important to make sure you’re regularly popping the hood to check for any new nests.
Keep it low, or keep it slow
Tractor rollovers often occur on hilly terrain, however approximately half of rollover claims have occurred on flat (or near flat) land and often involve sharp braking or turning in a tractor with a FEL attached. If using a FEL, it’s important to maintain a low centre of gravity and avoid driving around corners, especially if carrying a load.
Check things are securely attached
It’s common for objects like branches to fall directly on the bonnet or roll backwards off the loader and hit the cab. Quick hitch loader attachments that aren’t properly secured can also cause significant damage and potential injury when they come loose. With one in five tractor claims being caused by objects falling off the loader, it’s a good idea to make sure everything is securely attached before setting off.
Free Tractor safety stickers
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