Have a safety tip you want to share? Did you or a friend learn it the hard way? Help someone else by posting your tips on tractor, farm, shop, lawn, garden, kitchen, etc., safety.
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Safety is an important and often overlooked topic. Make safety a part of your everyday life and let others know how much you care by making their lives safer too. Let the next generation of tractor enthusiasts benefit from your experience, and maybe save a life or appendages.
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For 13 1/2 yr. I've been working on getting my landcaping here to be "right" for the run-off and get a good bermuda lawn seeded. Looks like I will get it done this year, THANKS TO MY CUBS AND TOOLS. Since late Feb, this year my Cubs have been reshaping the rock pile I live on, and have burned up over 75 gallons of gas without missing a beat. Imagine this, "getting it done" and using your Cubs. I have had the time of my life.... (almost was )...I would have died happy
When i tipped over last Monday it was due to my own complacency.
I had made that same turn around that same tree at least four times discing last week end on standard Cub and loboy. It was not the safest turn (uphill around a tree), but it was not off limits like some other grades here are. The standard Cub has made this turn lots of times, discing, mowing and raking, i even felt better/safer on Tuffy.
Last Monday i was tired, and just finishing up for the day. Hey, I had become a pro operater now and everything was shaping up just fine. One more day or so and I would be ready to seed...NOT. Still have not finished discing, but I'm going to finish tomorrow, or give her a good try.
It might be too easy for us to fall into this over confident and complacent mode, crawling along about 4 or 5 mph, listening to music or worse talking on the cell phone.
Stay focused and remember what happened to me. Oh and stay away from trees. These Cubbies will crawl right up the side if you get the left rear tire squarely onto the trunk
I'll put more pictures up here later.
"The time you spend making sure you are safe is probably the most productive time you can spend!"
Thanks for the words of wisdom Mike!
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.
My wife says I don't listen to her. - - - - - - - - Or something like that!
Mike, Thanks for the words of wisdom. Except for the speeds you list above, I would guess a lot of major traffic accidents are the results of the same "lack of focus".
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
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February 14 & 15, 2014
I use my cub for mowing and hay rides. I can't tell you how many times I've scraped a tree with the rear tire & never thought it might cause a roll. Thanks for posting this. I will use the weed eater from now on. Safe is always better than sorry.
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Just a sign of the times. I think it also reflects what appears to be a common complacency with an individual safety or for new tractor enthusiast, just plain ignorance of the dangers. That is why this forum is here, to remind everyone to have fun and be SAFE. We want you all here in one piece, for a long, long, time.
Thanks to Mike for sharing his personal experience and shining a light on the dangers of being "a complacent Cubber". We are blessed that Mike was not hurt any worse than he was.
PS: I'm just a guilty of taking safety to lightly at times with that "It will never happen to me" attitude. Shame on me
One thing Dad (Bigdog) has always instilled in me and my son is to respect the tractor. When you become complacent, as Mike points out, you also tend to lose some respect for tractor and what it can do - which is exactly what led to my rollover last month. Cubs may not be uber-powerful, but their primary purpose is to generate power and apply that power to whatever task you put to it. The tractor only knows its part of the equation: create and apply power. It is your responsibility to safely and responsibly choose how and when that power is applied. Choose poorly and pay dearly, just as I did. I didn't respect the tractor and have the broken arm and bruises to show for it.
thanks for the advice
normally when I use my cub if I don't feel that safe on a hill I go slower and watch for any hazards in front of me.
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