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General Tractor Safety Tips

Tractors go above and beyond with standard features that enhance operator safety.  However, operating one of these machines is far from foolproof.  As you work your land, keep these general tractor safety tips in mind.


  • Read the owner’s manual.  The manual is much more than a casual guide.  It’s essential to understand the safety features of your tractor and how they work.

  • Perform regular maintenance.  Knowing your tractor is in good working condition makes it much less likely something can go wrong and create a dangerous situation.  Keep a maintenance kit to make sure you’re using 100% genuine parts.

  • Wear protective equipment.  Understand your working conditions and get the right gear.  This includes hearing protection, safety goggles, gloves, and securing loose clothing or hair.

  • Start and stop safely.  Always start your tractor on a level surface from the operator’s seat.  Ensure the machine and all moving parts have come to a complete stop before exiting.

  • Lock the ROPS.  Some tractors have foldable ROPS to help you navigate tight spaces.  Once clear of low-hanging obstacles, this feature should remain locked securely in the upright position.

  • Balance weight evenly.  Tires should always be properly inflated before operation.  Wheel weights or liquid ballast can be used to improve traction and stability in difficult conditions.

  • Know the terrain.  Before operating your tractor, assess the terrain.  Watch for hidden obstacles such as stumps, large branches, holes, and rocks, as well as unstable or slippery surfaces.

  • Avoid steep slopes.  Whenever possible, avoid driving your tractor on steep hillsides.  If operating on a slope, drive up and down instead of across.


If you need any further help or have any questions about service, tractors, implements, or anything else equipment-related, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944.  Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.


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