Whether you are using a lawn or garden tractor for the first time or you are a regular user of such machines, it is a good idea always to have a read of the manual that comes with the tractor. Every piece of equipment you buy will always have a manual, either in printed format or more commonly online nowadays.
There is always a tendency to dismiss the manual as simply information the manufacturer is obliged to disclose which is not necessarily relevant to your use of the machine. Kubotakubota.net shows why with lawn tractors this is not true.
Kubota lawn tractors operate in many ways in similar mode to the type of tractor you might expect to use in an agricultural setting, but obviously on a much smaller basis. However it does mean that there are a number of considerations to do with safety, maintenance and operation which is well worth knowing in advance of your using the machine.
The manual that comes with the tractor will go through a number of fairly basic instructions, which it is important to familiarise yourself with prior to using the tractor. It is a good idea to know where the information is in the manual prior to having access it in the event of an emergency.
One of the important aspects of knowing how to operate a tractor is to know what the controls are, what they do and where they are situated. Kubota tractors will have a number of standard operative control, but they will differ on each individual tractor range, and it is therefore important to familiarise yourself with them.
Aside from instructions as to how to use the machines safely, the manual will also give a number of general pieces of advice about safe operation factor, which may seem fairly obvious that can easily be overlooked or just simply not thought about.
One such piece of advice is to always wear well fitted belted clothing when using the tractor. If you wear loose clothing of any type, there’s always a real danger that part of it could get caught in the workings of the tractor, posing a considerable safety risk or danger to yourself when operating it.
It should go without saying that children should not be allowed to operate the Kubota tractor at any time. This applies to teenagers as well as younger children. There is sometimes a tendency to think of a tractor as a toy in one sense, and this can sometimes lead to not taking it as seriously as you would any other piece of agricultural machinery.
Equally do not carry passengers on the tractor of any age. Kubotakubota.net shows how the tractor will be designed for one operative and one operative only, and having anyone else either in the cabin or on any other part of the tractor is a significant danger and safety hazard.
As well as instructions concerning the use of the tractor and general safety advice for the operative, the manual will also point out a number of general safety instructions concerning the environment the Kubota tractor is to be used in.
One of the most important pieces of advice is to clear the work area first of any objects such as wires rocks etc that could be picked up by the lawn tractor and could inadvertently damage the tractor or the operative or anyone else nearby.