I just want to warn others because it can happen to all of us when were in a hurry. I almost paid the ultimate price too. I don't like to see and inspect my duo cross ladder chains that up close and personal comming at me. Thats almost as scary as bullets, ghosts and electricity the three things we can't see comming. These scare me the most. (kidding but true) I always check the shifter twice too all the time. Bill
We just have a split second to act and respond and i failed at it when the chains grabbed my leg/pants and i lost all control. I thought to save myself and let the tractor go because if it got damaged i could fix that. If i got hurt there maybe no way to repair me. We have a split second to hold them or fold them.
But my last thought was if it ran me over completely to inhale my breath and flex every muscle i had in my chest and body and hope it just goes over me. But the thought of the new sharp ice bars on the cross links changed my mind to fight it as much as i could.
If i didn't have a wide floor on my jeep tractor i wouldn't be here today, it would of had me for sure, a full body run over at full throttle. That was about 6 years ago.