Tractors are becoming an important part of the agricultural environment but, with a tractor comes a responsibility for your safety and safety of others. Tractors are large and complex vehicles and could result in accidents and injuries if not handled properly.
Agro Asia Tractors cares for your well-being, that’s why our team has created a list of safety measures every tractor owner, and the operator must take to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Know your tractor:
Knowing your tractor is important, how it works and how it is maintained is a first step in taking precautions and ensuring a long journey of companionship.
Always wear seatbelt and never put your tractor in the hands of an unskilled driver, be it you or someone else. The operator must know how to operate a tractor and what to do in the event of an emergency.
Only one driver:
a single seat in the driving seat means that there is no space for extra people, so don’t let anyone tag along with you on your tractor because it only increases the risk of accidents and fatal injuries.
Roll over preventing system:
ROPS is the system used in the tractors to protect tractors from the overturn or rollovers. It reduces the risk of rollover and overturn accidents.
Avoid slips and trips:
When driving a tractor, never rush in any circumstance. Follow the procedures, use handles to mount or dismount from the tractor and always check your tires, be aware of the road and avoid speeding to prevent accidents.
Tractors need to be maintained to work properly and safely. Develop a checklist on how and what will you need to check, it should include your brakes, clutch, PTO, tires pressure, lights, hydraulics, filters, and other safety equipment.
Never use a PTO shaft without a protective shield because if left unprotected, it can catch either loose cloth, rope, or any other loose things which can result in disastrous outcomes. Proper hitching of implements with PTO is necessary.
Avoid roadway traffic:
If possible, try to always travel on times when traffic flow on the roads is low or if going on the road at peak times is must then drive slow, use indicators properly and be careful and act responsibly. Never have an implement attached while going on the public road
Speed gives you a thrill, but it increases your chances of mishaps. Tractors must always be driven at normal speed because you need to be safe, and that should be the only thing on your mind. No matter how exhausted you feel or how late you’re going to be, don’t take any risks when you’re drivi
ng a tractor.
When working or dragging heavy objects with a tractor, always check that the joints are properly fixed, the drawbar is fitted well to avoid any flipping of the tractor.
Always take more precautionary measures in stormy weather such as drive slowly, check your tires and fuel, take the safest route for your destination, and be extra careful while driving.
Overloading any vehicle will lead to problems, but overloading a large vehicle such as a tractor increases the risk of rollovers and accidents. The overload tractor poses a danger to the driver and the traffic and the people it passes through.
Never run your tractor in a covered space no matter the circumstances.
keep a safety equipment box with you in all times like first aid box, emergency tools, and fire extinguishers.
We hope that you take all the mentioned safety measures when working with a tractor. Let us know if there are any more tips that you’d like to share with us.