Bad accident serves as reminder

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Bad accident serves as reminder

Postby Bob Perry » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:02 am

REMEMBER: Keep it correct or you may face the

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Re: Bad accident serves as reminder

Postby Barnyard » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:11 am

I'm glad they released this statement;
Police said the chain being used to haul the logs was attached too high to the rear of the tractor and caused it to flip end over end.

Hopefully others reading that paper will pick up on that as being a danger.
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Bob Perry
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1967 International Cub / FH

1946 Farmall H

1949 Farmall H

a doodle bug

More than a dozen Cub Cadets running plus a few in the bone-yard

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Location: Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Re: Bad accident serves as reminder

Postby Bob Perry » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:22 am

Good point, even if just one person was more careful, by reading that. I think we all need reminders of various safety issues once in a while.
REMEMBER: Keep it correct or you may face the

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Re: Bad accident serves as reminder

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:40 am

Logs are among the most dangerous things to move with a tractor. Not only are they heavy, they tend to snag, dig into the ground or run into other things (like another tree) that cause them to abruptly stop. You can see the log he was pulling in the foreground of the picture. It still has the chain attached and is resting against another tree. The log isn't all that big, nor is the tree.

The tractor is a Farmall Super C. Note that it has 3 sets of rear wheel weights (about a half ton) and some aggressive tire chains. That was probably enough to prevent spinning in if the log abruptly stopped moving. Hitching too high allowed it to flip rather than stall.

Given the size of the log and the equipment on the tractor, it was probably pulling quite easily. That is a good combination for not paying attention. It probably isn't fair to guess what was in his head just before this happened. But if he had been going slowly and watching the log, he may have been able to stop before it caught on the tree.

I think it is clear that there were several factors that contributed.

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Bob Perry
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Tractors Owned: :

1949 Farmall Cub / FH

1951 Farmall Cub / IH mower

1964 International Cub Lo-Boy / Woods 59 mower

1967 International Cub / FH

1946 Farmall H

1949 Farmall H

a doodle bug

More than a dozen Cub Cadets running plus a few in the bone-yard

.
Location: Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Re: Bad accident serves as reminder

Postby Bob Perry » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:46 am

Good points, Jim. It's that sudden snag that gets ya. I hope the guy will be OK.
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