Only buying a good tractor isn’t enough one must know how to ride it safely and keep it away from dangerous accidents to make it really useful and productive. Sometimes our small mistakes or just a little ignorance towards safety measures results in deadly accidents. So, here are some safety tips for you that can save you and your tractor from these accidents.

Before starting make sure you are able to reach all the controls easily and you have a comfortable seat with a secured seat belt.

Never try to start tractor from the ground, only start it from the driving position and never get off from a tractor while it’s in motion.

Always park your tractor on flat ground after making sure your park brakes work nicely and take your tractor keys with you after parking. Parking tractors on a steep slope can result in dangerous accidents.

It is better to slow down your speed at turns or before applying brakes as well as it is always better to operate your tractor on a low speed so you can control your tractor if something sudden and unexpected happens.

Don’t try to use it with implements on steep slopes and it’s better to reversing up and than driving forward on steep slopes.

If you live somewhere near the hillside it’s better to use wide wheel tracks.

Make sure your seat protects you from tractor vibrations and it is comfortable for your back as well as your footwears have a good grip while operating the tractor.

Ensure that no part of your tractor is damaged and every part especially brakes works nicely as well as there is the proper air pressure in your tyres.

Always make sure that the guards are in place like PTO and Master Shield Guards.

As well as you should keep it away from children and only let people who are properly trained to use it.

We hope you keep these safety tips in your mind and keep yourself away from any type of accidents.

Top 10 Safety Tips for Driving

  1. Safety is something that drivers should keep in mind at all times. After all, when you are operating a motorized vehicle, you have a responsibility to do your part to keep the roadways safe for yourself, other drivers, passengers, and others who may be affected by traffic accidents.
  2. Stay Alert - Actively pay attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you when you are driving.
  3. Avoid Assumptions - Don't make the mistake of assuming that other drivers are going to do or what you think they should do.
  4. Use Turn Signals - While you can't depend on others always signaling their intentions when driving, you can certainly control whether or not they have realistic expectations for your actions. Always use your turn signals in advance of making a lane change or turning.
  5. Buckle Up - Wearing your seat belt is an essential safety tip for drivers. Not only are you more likely to get injured in an accident if you aren't wearing a seat belt, you can also be fined for failing to do so.
  6. Follow Traffic Signals - Pay close attention to and obey stop signs and traffic lights.
  7. Respect Yellow Lights - Remember that the intent of a yellow light is to notify drivers to slow down and prepare to stop. A yellow traffic signal should not be viewed as a sign to step on the gas to rush through an intersection before the light turns red.
  8. Come to a Complete Stop - When you see a stop sign or a red light, it's important to bring your vehicle to a complete stop, even if you think no other vehicles are coming.
  9. Do Not Text and Drive - It is never acceptable to send text messages when operating a motor vehicle.
  10. Obey Speed Limits - When driving, it's important to stick to the posted speed limit at all times. The restrictions placed on vehicle speed are not established arbitrarily. Rather, they are carefully selected to maximize safety for drivers and for individuals in the homes, businesses, and other organizations in the areas where roadways are located.

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