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tractor safety

  1. 1. Tractor Driving Plant: Boxwood Term: Propagation
  2. 2. ROPS <ul><li>Roll Over Protective Structure – Prevents the operator from being crushed in the event of a rollover </li></ul><ul><li>Movie </li></ul>
  3. 3. PTO shields <ul><li>Farm tractors should be equipped with master shields. Many farm tractors do not have their original equipment power take-off master shields. Many master shields are removed by farmers and are not replaced. If the missing shield exposes an operating power take-off, operators are at risk for entanglement around the spinning shaft. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ROPS <ul><li>Farm tractors should be equipped for roll-over accidents. ROPS and seat belt-equipped tractors would save approximately 350 lives annually on U.S. farms. </li></ul><ul><li>Stay as far away from ditches and drop-offs as they are deep. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Slow Moving Vehicles <ul><li>Farm tractors should be equipped with SMV emblems. Many farm tractors driven on public highways do not have a Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) emblem. State vehicle codes require the mounting of an SMV emblem on equipment moving at less than 25 miles per hour on highways. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Emergency Lighting <ul><li>Farm tractors should be equipped with emergency lighting. Many farm tractors do not have functioning hazard warning lights. Operating headlights and hazard warning lights provide advance warning for other drivers sharing the highway with farm equipment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hitching <ul><li>Farm equipment should be hitched properly. Farm tractors may become unstable when improper hitching is attempted. Tractor drawbars are designed for towing and take into account the tractor's crucial center of gravity . Hitching or towing at points other than the drawbar may result in a rear over-turn. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1 Person - Driver <ul><li>Farm tractors should not transport extra passengers. Most farm tractors are only designed for one person. Extra riders on farm tractors is discouraged due to the hazard associated with falling from the tractor or falling into the path of trailing equipment. Carrying passengers may divert the attention of the driver from the important task of operating the tractor </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hydraulics <ul><li>Tractor lifting systems are controlled by hydraulics </li></ul><ul><li>Always check for leaks before operating equipment. Don’t use your hand – it can be under pressure. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Brakes <ul><li>Tractors have left and right brakes which are helpful when turning in field work. </li></ul><ul><li>They should be locked together when driving on roads </li></ul>
  11. 11. Differential <ul><li>A locking differential may provide increased traction compared to a standard, or &quot;open&quot; differential </li></ul><ul><li>Locking the differential restricts each of the two wheels on an axle to the same rotational speed without regard to available traction or differences in resistance seen at each wheel. </li></ul><ul><li>Differentials should be unlocked when turning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Starting <ul><li>Must be seated in the seat to start a tractor </li></ul><ul><li>Start the tractor with the gear shift in neutral </li></ul>
  13. 13. Misc <ul><li>Tractors are loud you can’t be heard giving verbal directions – use hand signals </li></ul><ul><li>Gas is flammable. So are the fumes. So is diesel </li></ul><ul><li>Refuel outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>Start outside when ever possible </li></ul>
  14. 14. Tractor Safety Test <ul><li>Read the 10 Commandments </li></ul><ul><li>When you are finished we will take the test </li></ul><ul><li>You must get a 100%. </li></ul>