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KUBOTA BX 2360 TOWING

A Kubota bx 2360 is one of a wide range of Kubota tractors that Kubota make that have a wide range of capabilities and different types of usage.

The type of work, and the type of land that the Kubota bx 2360 is to be used for very quite widely.

However there are a number of safety precautions that can be taken that can significantly enhance the safety of the K.ubota bx 2360.

Much of the safety operation concerning a Kubota bx 2360 is based on real-life experience concerning accidents and occurrences with tractors generally and an understanding of what the main risks are when using a Kubota bx 2360.

It is important for the operator of a Kubota bx 2360 to familiarise themselves with the layout of the control panel and instrument panel. This is true whether they have used this make and model of Kubota bx 2360 tractor or whether or not they are new to it. This more than anything is an issue about confidence.

Kubota BX 2360

However experienced the operator of a Kubota bx 2360 is, it is important that they feel comfortable when using the specific type of tractor that they are driving.

It is important for the operator of any tractor to be able to instinctively know what controls are available to them, where the controls are, and especially to do in order to stop the machine or Kubota bx 2360 tractor in the event of an emergency.

It is also important when using a Kubota bx 2360 to have an awareness of the environment outside the Kubota bx 2360 tractor. The target environment refers both to people and to materials that could effectively be discharged towards other people within any environment, or could potentially damage the operation or machinery of the Kubota bx 2360 tractor itself.

It is also important that all Kubota tractors have an ROPS fitted as standard. Virtually all new Kubota bx 2360 tractors will have one fitted, but it may be that some older models do not.

If any reason you have a Kubota bx 2360 that does not have an ROPS fitted as standard then make sure that you have your tractor modified by a valid Kubota bx 2360 dealer to ensure that one is fitted.It is probably, along with having a seatbelt fitted to the tractor, the most important piece of safety advice that can be given.

The other important piece of safety advice when operating or driving a Kubota bx 2360 tractor is to be very cautious when using the tractor on uneven ground especially on slopes.

There is a real danger that is often not fully appreciated when using a tractor, of the Kubota bx 2360 tractor tilting over backwards because it is being used on uneven ground or land. It is also inadvisable to drive a Kubota bx 2360 tractor backwards for any reason.

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It is also necessary to be clear about what the various controls do and where they are located in a Kubota tractor. They are likely to be three different mechanisms or types of control that are used in the functionality of the Kubota tractor. These are foot controls which are virtually always pedals.

There are hand controls which can be either levers, knobs or buttons. And there are likely to be one or two controls such as the throttle for the engine which are a combination of both hand and/or foot controls.

These controls operate the clutch, affect the speed of the engine, steer the Kubota tractor in the direction in which you want to go, stop the engine both in normal usage and an emergency, engage the PTO, and control a number of the electrical and hydraulic flow systems within the use of the Kubota tractor.

A modern day Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, will have one if not more computers built into the running of the instrument panel. As technology increases more and more functions will be added to the instrument or control panel of the Kubota tractor.

These may be areas of technology deemed useful such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Internet usage. It is possible that modern day tractors, including a Kubota tractor also follow the route that a number of automobile Manufacturers are going down. This is where the manufacturer includes an automatic Facebook or Twitter account login screen in the instrument panel.

This may sound horrific to many people, but it is something that you might need to be aware of is a risk in the future.

Technology can play a major part in terms of automating some of the functions of a Kubota tractor. The real freedom is in the operator being able to adapt and use functions in a way that suits them and make their operation and usage of the Kubota tractor safer.

Kubota – why black is the new red

A Kubota tractor is by its very nature a far more complex industrial piece of machinery and many people will assume it to be.This is in part because of the technological advances both in terms of the nature of the work that a modern day Kubota tractor is expected to do, but also in terms of the nature of the design and manufacture of the Kubota tractor itself.

In addition there are a wide range of implements attachment that can be used on a Kubota tractor that will either transform the nature of the work that needs to be done, or make such work possible in the first place.

Thinking about safety on a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, is built into the design and manufacture of the tractor itself. Colour coding for many of the controls that are used on a Kubota tractor has become standard. This is an important design and feature of all modern day tractors, as it helps to group the various controls together into different functions.

It give the operator or user of a Kubota tractor the felt sense and confidence about what they are doing, which can be very important.

The colour black is used as an industry standard colour in the colour coding safety scheme to designate controls which position or adjust accessories or implements that are used on a Kubota tractor.

Some examples of these controls that are given to illustrate the nature of the colour coding system are – the control mechanism for the remote hydraulics, implement hitches, the choke for the engine, the control mechanism for adjusting the position of the steering column, lights flashers signals etc. Also items that are sometimes thought of as comforts in the operating cab of the Kubota tractor such as fans, radios etc .

As tractors of all manufacturers and makes, including Kubota, become more advanced, more and more technology would be built into the dashboard and instrument panel of the tractors. Things such as Bluetooth, MP3 players, Wi-Fi will all become standard on tractors, presumably including Kubota tractors.

These advances in technology will allow operators of a Kubota tractor to use them the tractor in a safer and more efficient and effective manner. As such it is likely that controls for these items will become colour-coded as an industry standard.

Any controls that become colour-coded should be adopted by Kubota as well, but the operator or driver of a Kubota tractor will need to identify for themselves what these controls are and what they do. This is needed to guarantee safe and effective operation of any Kubota tractor, whatever their controls may be.

Kubota Safety – Colour Coding

The instrument or control panel on a modern day tractor, including a Kubota tractor can seem almost overwhelming in terms of the number and nature of the controls. To aid in understanding how the Kubota tractor works there are a number of colour-coded systems that differentiate the various controls of the Kubota tractor, thereby making it easier to understand what they are various functions are in running and using the safe operation of a Kubota tractor.

These should be industry-standard colour-coded controls, but in any event check the operation of the Kubota tractor you are to use with an owners manual is available, if not then with an authorised dealer, or similar.

In the context of colour controls for the safe operation of a Kubota tractor, the colour yellow is designated for the various controls which operate and engaged mechanisms that use the tractor as a remote power source. These controls are often known as the PTO controls.

There are a significant number of different uses at a Kubota tractor can be engaged with, and some of these will use attachments or implements that need to be added onto the Kubota tractor before they can be used.

A number of examples are often given as to what colour-coded controls are on a tractor, including a Kubota tractor, such as the Kubota B series B 2320 HST, can be – these include PTO, cutter heads, feed roles, elevators and winches.

By far the most effective way of understanding the various controls of all colours on a Kubota tractor is to find one and play around with them. Playing around means using them and finding them and work out what their usage is with the tractor turned off and not in use. It is also a good idea if possible to find tractors made by other manufacturers and compare similar layouts and controls.

This might initially seem a bit confusing, but will actually give the owner or operator of a Kubota tractor a better felt understanding of the need for different controls, and how different manufacturers approach the layout. A Kubota tractor can vary by make and model from other manufacturers, and it is important for the operator or user of a Kubota tractor to familiarise themselves with the layout and functionality of the controls of the specific Kubota tractor that they will themselves be using.

Kubota Tractor – Engine Care

When driving or using a Kubota tractor the owner operative is effectively dependent upon the information given to them, the readings on the instrument panel of the Kubota tractor, that can alert them to any potential problem or hazard within the engine workings of the Kubota tractor.

An alert of these problems can give the driver or operator enough warning to be able to deal with them effectively before they begin to cause any serious damage to the Kubota tracked itself.

One of the most important indicators on the instrument panel is the gauge that tells the driver of the Kubota tractor information about the temperature of the engine. This information is extremely important, more so when the information is telling the driver of the Kubota tractor that the engine is overheating or getting too hot.

In the event that the temperature gauge warns the driver or the operator that the engine is getting too warm or too hot, it is obviously an indication that the coolant is not working effectively in the Kubota tractor engine and needs to be dealt with.

In such a scenario it is important to immediately stop the Kubota tractor. It is also really important to let the engine cool down over a reasonable period of time before even beginning to contemplate taking off the radiator cap.

Pay attention to the temperature of the engine is very important. If the temperature is showing that the engine of Kubota tractor is getting too hot it means two things. Firstly that there is insufficient coolant in the engine, either because there is a leak, or because the coolant needs refilling.

It also means that the danger of a Kubota tractor engine overheating is severe, and such overheating could cause permanent damage to the engine or Kubota tractor. Such damage could lead to a need for a Kubota tractor engine to be either replaced or rebuilt.

In the event of major work needing to be done to the engine by Kubota tractor owing to overheating, it is a likely scenario that if a temperature warning light had been displayed and had been ignored by the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor, it is likely that the Kubota warranty if one is listed and applied would be invalidated.

This is a likely scenario because a Kubota warranty or other expressly or implicitly stipulate that all reasonable care should be taken by the owner or driver of the Kubota tractor when using or operating this or any other piece of Kubota agricultural machinery.

It would likely be deemed that ignoring an engine temperature gauge to an extent where it damaged the engine of the Kubota tractor to such an extent that it needed major work would be in violation of the warranty

Kubota tractor – instrument lights

The instrument panel on a Kubota tractor will display a wide range of important information concerning a number of gauges.

They will most likely be a charge indicator or ammeter on the instrument panel of your Kubota tractor which will give you information as to whether your alternator or generator is charging your battery correctly.

This is obviously important to note both from a practical point of view and a safety point of view. The battery is a key element in starting mechanism of your Kubota tractor, and you need to know that it is charging properly during usage. Incorrect use of this information could lead to all Kubota tractor becoming difficult to use, or not be able to start at all next time you try and use it.

The instrument panel on a Kubota tractor will also have an oil pressure light or indicator. This is one of the most important indicator controls on your instrument panel. It is similar in many ways to an oil light on an automobile.

If the oil pressure light indicator starts to show on your Kubota tractor. It means there is a problem with the oil in the tractor. This is either because of an oil leak or center because oil levels have fallen to a dangerously low level.

In either event if the oil indicator lights on your Kubota tractor starts to display you should stop using the Kubota tractor immediately. You should check the level of oil on your Kubota tractor, and also check to see if there are any obvious oil leaks. You should fill or refill the oil to its appropriate level for reusing or starting to use Kubota tractor again.

In the event that the oil indicator light goes off, it is probably safe to start using your Kubota tractor again, but it would be well worth checking very regularly to make sure that there is still sufficient oil in the Kubota tractor to allow it to function properly. It is probably not a good idea simply to rely on the oil pressure indicator light again.

If the oil indicator light comes on can you continue to use your Kubota tractor without checking oil levels or for an oil leak, you risk doing severe damage to the engine of Kubota tractor.

This could result in an extremely dangerous situation in terms of your ability to use or maintain or operate the Kubota tractor safely. It is also highly likely that in the event of the engine becoming seriously damage and needing work or replacement, your Kubota warranty would be invalidated by the fact that you had not taken proper precautions to make sure that the Kubota tractor worked effectively.

Without proper levels of oil in Kubota tractor and engine can effectively seize up. As such the oil indicator light is one that should never be ignored. If you think any of the lights including the oil indicator light on the instrument panel of your Kubota tractor are faulty, then it is important to get the electrics and all the inner workings of your Kubota tractor checked by an authorised Kubota dealer, and any replacement Kubota parts obtained as necessary.

Kubota Tractor – Safety Checks

The instrument or control panel on a Kubota tractor will give the driver vital information about the safe operability of the Kubota tractor, and such information should be noted and acted upon swiftly. It is important for the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor to fully understand what the various dials and knobs actually mean and do.

The driver of the Kubota tractor should check the instrument panel at the beginning of the use of the Kubota tractor. This includes any time when for any reason they have stopped using the tractor and are about to start using it again. It may be tempting not to, but it is a discipline that is worth cultivating.

Any time you are about to start using a Kubota tractor you should check the instrument panel for readings that may affect the safe use or operation of the tractor.

It is also important when using a Kubota tractor to check the instrument panel at various stages of the operation. This again is a good mental check that you may not always think of doing.

There is a tendency when things are going okay to think that you don’t have to worry or check on anything. Just because the Kubota tractor seems to be driving a Kubota does not mean that the instrument panel or control panel of the Kubota tractor is not displaying some information that may be important to you.

For this reason it is important to get into the habit of checking the Kubota tractor instrument panel at different times during the operation of the tractor.

A Kubota tractor will be used for different types of work, and the Kubota tractor driver will be distracted by the nature of the work from worrying about any issues that may be relevant to the drivability of the Kubota tractor.

It is also possible that the driver of the Kubota tractor may be wearing your ear muffs or protective headgear some sort. They may equally be listening to music via an MP3 player or something similar.

Distraction is a normal and often healthy part of driving or using a Kubota tractor, but it also means that the driver is not necessarily engaged in constantly looking at the instrument panel to see if there is anything like your that they should be taking notice of.

It is also worth mentioning that the sounds of the Kubota tractor they will give the driver indication that there are potential problems with the operation of the tractor. Obviously if the driver is using an MP3 player or ear muffs of any type they are less likely to hear such sounds.

In any event it is important that if the driver or operator of the Kubota tractor becomes aware of any sound or movement of the tractor that gives rise to concern that there may be a problem with it, that they immediately cease operation of the tractor and stop and engage in parking mode. They are then in a position when they can establish either by the instrument panel by some other means any problems that there may be with the Kubota tractor.

Kubota and the nature of a farm workforce

The issue of youth or young people (to be defined in a minute) is a hugely important issue in the context of farm safety and particularly in relation to Kubota tractor and other Kubota agricultural equipment safety.

A farm, perhaps unlike most other businesses, will often make extensive use of use or younger people as part of its workforce.

This is primarily because a farm will also be a home for a family, and children or young people will be involved in the running of the farm as a business from an early age. As such they will be exposed to the work of the form around Kubota tractors and other Kubota agricultural equipment.

Defining youth or young people is always difficult, and whilst there are guidelines available, ultimately defineing the age and subsequent responsibilities to do with the work of a Kubota tractor have to rest with a responsible adult such as a parent or guardian.

Whatever the actual work responsibilities of a young person in relation to a Kubota tractor, they will be exposed to the workings and therefore the subsequent safety of a Kubota tractor from an early age.

This does not mean they will be involved in driving a Kubota tractor. It does mean that they might be involved in work that also involves the use of a Kubota tractor, and as such need to be aware of the safety implications surrounding the use of driving or using a Kubota tractor.

There are a number of jobs that can be done and will be done by a Kubota tractor that can involve a young person actively being involved. This involvement can be either as the operator or driver of a Kubota tractor or in doing work adjacent to where the Kubota tractor is doing the work.

It is perhaps stating the obvious to say that it is unlikely a young person will have a lot of the capabilities to fully understand the safety implications of driving or using a Kubota tractor.

This in part is because, similar to driving a car, a lot of the understanding comes through experience and therefore progressive ageing. Equally a young person can often overestimate their own abilities (apologies if that sounds a bit patronising) but when driving or using a Kubota tractor this can be extremely dangerous.

Understanding how a Kubota tractor works, not just mechanically but in terms of its various capabilities and the potential dangers that stem from that is not something that can simply be learned from a book.

Kubota Tractor – Power Take Off Entanglement

Many people will have heard of what is known as power take off, often referred to as PTO, a term which can give a slightly misleading impression as to what it actually means.

Kubota tractor safety has a big part to play in understanding that a power take off stub, is a stub that transfers power from the tractor to any type of machinery that the Kubota tractor is powering.

The issue of Kubota tractor safety concerning a power take off stub, relates to the danger of an operative of the Kubota tractor getting their hand or another part of their body entangled in the PTO stub itself.

A PTO stub can rotate at approximately anywhere between nine and 17 times per second, so obviously is extremely fast. Any part of a human being that gets caught or entangled with a power takeoff shaft at that speed is likely to experience severe damage.

Kubota B Series Tractor safety

Most modern tractors, including Kubota tractors, have a guard that is fitted over the PTO shaft, that should prevent anyone touching it or getting near it and thereby preventing any damage to the operative of the Kubota tractor.

The real issue, as with much Kubota tractor safety, relates to older tractors, which will not have a power take off shaft or stub fitted, and it is up to the operative of the tractor to have one fitted themselves.

A similar issue arises with the rollover protection sstructures, which are fitted as standard to most modern day tractors including Kubota tractors, but which were not and are not fitted to many older tractors. Age of a tractor is an issue, for two main reasons.

Firstly is that Kubota tractors last, and are often used for anything up to 40 or 50 years, although such length of service is quite rare nowadays. Secondly is the issue of cost in terms of replacing tractors.

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

The cost of a new Kubota tractor can seem prohibitive in relation to the cost of maintaining and servicing an existing tractor, even if it is quite an old one. One of the real dangers with all tractor safety, is that people think that accidents only ever happen to other people, never to themselves.

This is certainly part of human nature, but can be a dangerous attitude in terms of safety both to oneself, family, employees and friends.

It is worth recognising that Kubota tractors are designed, manufactured and sold with a very heavy emphasis on safety.

This is in large part is because Kubota recognise that the safe use of an agricultural machine is as important in relation to every area of work as is the safety aspect of any automobile, van truck or other driveable machine.

Kubota Tractor – Run Overs

When considering Kubota tractor safety, the incidences of runover are an important factor, both in terms of research in showing that these are a significant number in terms of farm accidents, and also in terms of showing that to a large extent they are preventable, if certain basic safety protocols are adhered to by the operator of a Kubota tractor.

The dangers of a Kubota tractor run over fall into three main areas. The first is when a Kubota tractor is carrying more than one person, and that person falls off and is injured or damaged by being run over by the Kubota tractor.

It is perhaps one of the most basic rules of tractor safety that only one person should be sitting or driving the tractor at any one point. Kubota tractors are designed to be used only by one person, and the dangers and risks of having another person on the Kubota tractor at the same time can be severe.

Kubota B Series Tractor Safety

There may be more than one person on a tractor for a number of reasons. It may be that if the driver of a Kubota tractor is either young or inexperienced, there may be another person standing next to them on the tractor giving advice or showing them how they should be driving it.

It may be that a Kubota tractor driver wants to have a friend along and now sharing the cab all the seat with them.

It may also be that the Kubota tractor driver wants to have one of their children or siblings along with them whilst driving the tractor. It cannot be stressed too much, that all of these scenarios are potentially extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

A Kubota tractor is designed specifically to have one person on at any time and only one person.

The other danger of run overs is to the operator or operative of the Kubota tractor themselves. Accidents of this type happen when for any reason the operator of the Kubota tractor is knocked off the tractor whilst it is in motion and subsequently run over. This quite often happens on older tractors where there is no rollover protective system, and the driver can be knocked off the tractor by a low hanging branch or other obstacle or hazard.

Kubota BX Series Tractor Safety

An operator of a Kubota tractor can also be run over if they leave the tractor in order to do any type of adjustment or work on the tractor, without first having made sure that the engine is switched off and that any parking protocols are in place so the tractor cannot move.

Often an operator will do things quickly because they are in a rush, but this but this is an area where great care should be taken.

The other type of runover incident involves the driver of a Kubota tractor either hitting or being in collision with a person on the ground that they are unaware of. This can quite often happen with young children or adolescents who are attracted to the sight or noise of a tractor and want to see it up more closely.

The really important safety feature here is the realisation that driving a Kubota tractor of being aware that other people are in the vicinity where it is being used, and to make absolutely sure that there are no children or adolescents anywhere near the Kubota tractor when it starts up or whilst is being used.

Risks such as this are a real reminder to the driver of a Kubota tractor that a farm is a very real workplace and there is a need for very real health and safety understanding, both when using a Kubota tractor, and for an understanding of the environment around where the Kubota tractor is being used,

This applies both in terms of the actual environment of land and buildings, and the people who live or work on the farm as well.