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Farm Tractors Safety

Around the world, more people die in the agricultural industry than any other industry. And tractor deaths and injures account for 38% of the people that are hurt in agriculture. The most dangerous part of a tractor is it overturning. Because of the tractor’s uneven weight distribution it’s frequent to rollovers.

To protect against rollovers, most modern tractors have a Rollover Protection System (ROPS), which is basically like a cage to protect the operator. The health and safety of tractor operators is so important that in 1959 Sweden passed a law that every forklift had to be with one. Rollover deaths, where particularly common in Sweden because the country has a lot of slopes and steep hills that can contribute to a tractor’s overturning.

The US and Australia also have similar legislation, but it has become obsolete because most of the tractor makers have made safety their number one goal and have implemented ROPS in all their standard tractors.

When you look at the different farm tractors you will see that there are different types. You should check what types of tasks these tractors are capable of performing. This is important as different farms have varying needs. The best place in Australia to search for tractors, tractor service, parts or anything related to tractors is the AFGRI company.

Other ways that you can look for farm tractors will include the newspapers, farm auctions, online farm auctions and second hand farm suppliers. By looking in these various places you can find a selection of quality tractors that you can use.