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How to Avoid Tractor Runovers and Collisions

We want to help you avoid tractor runovers and collisions.

If you do not feel that you understand these steps, or can perform them safely, consult your tractor dealer or local mechanic. Also always consult your tractor owner’s manual for model-specific information.

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This brief article will discuss the causes and types of runover and collision accidents.

The reality is that you can be injured or killed if you are run over by a tractor. The same can happen if you collide with another object while driving.


Runover accidents can easily occur.

They can happen when:

  • A passenger falls off the tractor.

  • A bystander gets run over.

  • The operator is run over while attempting to start the tractor or use the controls while not in the operator’s seat.

  • The operator is knocked out of the seat by an obstacle like a low-hanging tree branch.

  • The operator falls out of the seat when the tractor hits an obstacle like a boulder or tree stump.

Collisions can also easily occur.

The tractor can easily hit an unseen object at any time – causing a serious injury or death.

They can happen when:

  • The tractor collides with an obstacle and the operator is thrown from the tractor.

  • The operator is struck by an obstacle.