Kubota Garden Tractor – Agricultural
Kubota Garden Tractor – safety
There are a relatively small but highly important number of safety considerations to be taken into account both in buying and when using a Kubota garden tractor.
Some of these may seem quite obvious, but it is really important to recognise that a Kubota garden tractor is first and foremost a tractor, an industrial/agricultural machine that comes with associated risks, even if it is being used for domestic residential purposes.
A number of Kubota garden tractors will be used not only for residential purposes, but also on smallholdings, small farms etc, and the safety issues are paramount.
There are a number of safety issues to consider in relation to a Kubota garden tractor.
The most common cause of tractor accidents generally, tend to be when the tractor overturns.
This is normally done because the operator of the tractor is too close to an incline or a ledge, or the edge of a piece of land and loses balance of the machines.
There is a key safety issue here in terms of never using a Kubota garden tractor too close to any land that has an angle to it.
Kubota will advise in most of their manuals that the Kubota garden tractor should never be used in reverse.
Kubota Garden Tractor – Risks
This is good advice and should be adhered to, As well as an acute awareness of the dangers of using a Kubota garden tractor on any piece of land that is not flat, or that has any type of incline on it that could upset the balance of the Kubota garden tractor and cause it to overturn.
By far the most important safety consideration for any type of garden tractor is that it has an ROPS fitted. Most modern Kubota tractors, including Kubota garden tractors have an ROPS fitted, and there should always be a seatbelt as part of the operators which should always be used.
If for any reason Kubota garden tractor does not have either an ROPS or a seatbelt fitted, then you should have both of these fitted independently.
Correct usage of both these safety features are by far the most important and preventative safety measure for your Kubota garden tractor, in the event of a turnover, and as a general safety precautions.
Other safety advice for a Kubota garden tractor will often refer to being aware of the state of the land that the Kubota garden tractor is being used on.
Remember that the Kubota garden tractor has a cutting blade and is likely to throw up any objects such as stones or general clutter left lying on the land. This can damage the Kubota garden tractor itself, and could cause serious injury or damage anyone near the machine.
It is a good idea, if possible to clear the land of any type of implement or obstruction that could cause damage to the tractor. When using a Kubota garden tractor, make sure that any young children or adolescents or pets are not in the vicinity where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.
There is a natural curiosity in children and adolescents about the use of tractors, and whilst this can be an attractive thing, it should be realised there are important safety concerns that need to be allowed for.
The manual for the Kubota garden tractor, will carry a large amount of safety advice concerning these areas, as well as general advice on how to use the Kubota garden tractor in a safe and effective manner.
This advice can refer to general day-to-day usage of the Kubota garden tractor, as well as referring to maintenance and servicing schedules for the Kubota garden tractor which will keep it functioning to its optimum capability, thus ensuring a high degree of mechanical safety when in use.