3 safety tips when towing with your tractor

6/10/2015 9:35:05 AM by

If you use tractors in your line of work, you know that the machine is used for more than just working on the field. It often acts as a way for you to tow heavy objects from one part of the land to the next, so you want to do so in a way that is safe.

As long as you follow a few simple guidelines, you will be able to successfully transport heavy objects around with ease. The main thing you want to be concerned about is the safety of you and everybody around you.

Here are a few tips to help keep you safe:

  • Don't make adjustments while moving: When the tractor is in motion, you or those around you should never move or change what is already in place. If you do need to make adjustments for whatever reason, bring the tractor to a complete stop first.
  • Follow instructions from the manufacturer: There will likely be a manual or some set of guidelines from the manufacturer of both the tractor and whatever it is you happen to be towing. Be sure to heed those instructions carefully before getting to work.
  • Regularly check safety pins: The safety pins that are holding everything in place are critical for your success, so whenever you take a break from transporting objects, be sure to check them and make sure they are still securely held in place and doing their job.

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