Kubota garden tractors – pet hazards
One of the important thing to realise when using a Kubota garden tractor is that it has extremely sharp and fast blades that are used to cut the grass underneath the tractor.
As such there are a number of hazards that can be identified purely as a result of the nature of the tractor.
These hazards if anticipated can be dealt with and the risk factor can be reduced to a minimum.
It is a crucial safety factor when using a Kubota garden tractor that there are no other people in the vicinity where the tractor is to be used.
This includes pets and animals, other members of the family, or any bystanders or pedestrians who could be in proximity to where the Kubota garden tractor is being used.
There are two particular risks that can be identified and dealt with.
Firstly is the risk of a person or animal or pet coming too close to where the tractor is not been seen by the operator of the tractor for a number of reasons.
This could result in the person or animal being seriously injured or hurt either by the blades of the Kubota garden tractor, or by some inadvertent contact with the Kubota garden tractor itself.
The Kubota garden tractor can be quite noisy when in use, and it is quite easy for the driver or operator to be distracted and not be fully aware of what is going on around them.
If a child or young teenager or animal or pet gets too close to where the Kubota garden tractor is being used, then it is quite possible for some type of accident to happen.
To prevent this it is the responsibility of the driver of the Kubota garden tractor to make sure that all people and animals are well clear of any area where the Kubota garden tractor is to be used.
If anyone strays into the area at any point, then it is the responsibility of the driver of the Kubota garden tractor to immediately stop the tractor, make sure it is in a safe and neutral position and not running, and then to make sure that any people or animals who have strayed into the vicinity are removed to a safe distance.
The other danger concerning the use of the Kubota garden tractor relates to when the blades could inadvertently hit some type of objects on the ground, and the subject is then effectively thrown out at some speed into the surrounding environment.
If other people or animals are present in that environment, then it is highly likely that they could be injured by this flying object.
Such an object could be something as simple as a stone, or some piece of discarded debris that is not seen beforehand.
It is a good idea whenever, using the Kubota garden tractor to check the land that the tractor is to be used upon beforehand, and make sure that any objects that are visible and could be dangerous if thrown up in such a manner are removed to a safe place.