July 29, 2011
Tractor flips killed 62 in Pa. in past decade
By Rick Dandes
The Daily Item
MIFFLINBURG — The tractor that flipped and killed Elmer I. Faust on Wednesday evening was an old Farmall C model with a tricycle front end, and “those can be dangerous,” said Jerry Hoover, of Hoover Tractor, Mifflinburg, which sells farm equipment.
Faust, a 71-year-old Rush Township resident, died when the tractor he was driving along a logging road hit a tree stump, rolled and pinned him underneath.
Rollovers, Hoover said, are particularly prevalent in older-model tractors.
Older model tractors have large rear wheels, and in a narrow front end, two small tires that almost seem to be touching, Hoover said, a design intended for traction. When the operator encounters hillsides or rough terrain, the tractors can cause accidents.