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Operating Tractors On Uneven Terrain

Operating a tractor on uneven terrain can be challenging and dangerous if proper safety guidelines are not followed.

Here are some safety guidelines for operating a tractor on uneven terrain:

  • Reduce speed when turning, crossing slopes, or on rough/slick/muddy surfaces.

  • Stay off slopes too steep for safe operation.

  • Ensure an approved cab or roll-over protective structure (ROPS) is installed.

  • Keep all guards in place, including power take-off and master shield guards.

  • Use a protective PTO shaft cover and PTO shield.

  • Firmly attach the seat belt.

  • Always start and stop the tractor slowly.

  • Drive slowly and be aware of your surroundings at all times.

  • Test the brakes each time the tractor is put into motion after start-up.

  • Keep children away from tractors and machinery.

  • Use a posture-designed seat, manual over-ride power steering, and maximum visibility.

  • Use hazard warning decals, hydraulic power for heavy lifting, and three-point hitch to prevent back-flipping.

  • Use rear tail and work lights, mudguards, and side light.

  • Never allow drivers to take along a passenger.

  • Avoid driving the tractor on steep slopes.

It is important to read the manufacturer's operating instructions and complete the necessary specialist training before driving a tractor for the first time.

Refreshing your knowledge is also important if it has been a while since you have driven a tractor. Additionally, it is best for new drivers to get behind-the-wheel instruction by an expert operator.

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.

If you are looking for old, vintage, classic, or new tractor parts, send us a part request.

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