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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2010 - 11:51 AM

I was going to make an announcement regarding this and may still do it.

Anyway, please everyone use common sense when working with power equipment. The thoughts that go through your mind when you are in a hurry or are working really hard and just want to get done will always get you in trouble. Always shut down the equipment before working on it or clearing a clog.

This needs to be said more often then not and I was reminded this morning when my wife called me and here her boss's sister was snow blowing last night with a walk behind and the chute got clogged and she ended up having to go to the er. She more then likely lost a few fingers or hand. It only takes a second.
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Posted February 11, 2010 - 04:06 PM

:ditto: Good advice
Sorry to hear about your Wife's, Bosses Sister

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Posted February 11, 2010 - 05:14 PM

We've all done dangerous/stupid things and yes, we need to slow down & think before we act. Sure hope for the lady that they can re-attach/repair all that was severed.

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 06:51 PM

We've all done dangerous/stupid things and yes, we need to slow down & think before we act. Sure hope for the lady that they can re-attach/repair all that was severed.

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Posted April 28, 2010 - 11:24 PM

Unfortunatly I lost a customer this past season when he tried to unclog a round baler, and died when he was pulled in. Then just recently another customer had a tractor on a hill and while working on it disengaged the brake, the tractor then ran over his head. Thank God he is still alive. These accidents remind me every day. SAFETY FIRST!

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Posted April 29, 2010 - 05:18 AM

Welcome to the forum, Brent:welcome:
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Posted April 29, 2010 - 05:50 AM

:welcometogttalk:Brent, glad to have you here.
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Posted April 29, 2010 - 06:49 AM

Welcome to the forum Brent. I agree Safety First, even if you think you can do something quicker by saving time it may cost you more time or death.
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Posted May 02, 2010 - 08:42 PM

Thanks everybody! I'm glad there are good people spreading useful info on this thing called the "internet"

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Posted June 04, 2010 - 09:34 PM

We have some large equipment up here to get the crops off.. These unit can eat feed at up to 10 MPH+ ground speed. An operator up here happened to get out of the chopper (Clauss) and work on the head with out shutting it down. He is no longer with us and did not even know what happened. These units have a metal detector in the feeder house and his belt buckle caused the feeder to stop. He when in head first.
Sorry for the gore but it is so important. Please teach the yougans about the hazards.

NNNEEEVVVEEERRR work on ANY piece of equipment till it has been properly locked out.

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Posted June 05, 2010 - 12:20 AM

My ex-brother in law was snow blowing with an older cub gt when it clogged with wet snow at the end of his driveway. When he went to clear it he disengaged the blower but left the tractor running at an idle. As he was clearing it somehow the blower re-engaged and caught his hand. Luckily it stalled the tractor but his hand was jammed in and he couldn't get it out. He said he was frantically waving at passing cars for about 20 minutes trying to flag them down for help. He said they all just looked at him funny and waved back. Finally my sister discovered him and disengaged the blower so they could back it up and free him. The tractor was at a low idle and stalled and he had heavy winter gloves on so he got to keep his fingers but he didn't get much use of them for awhile.

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Posted November 07, 2010 - 09:41 PM

safety safety safety work slower and smarter instead of faster and dumber




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