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.

claims for fire damage to tractors has totalled $11.5 million

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.

one in 10 tractor claims are for rolling

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.

one in five tractor claims are for objects falling off the loader

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