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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:36 AM

It's that time of year so I thought I would post this story again, I don't know if I have posted it here before or not, but I posted it all over the last few years.

A few years ago on another forum, a story was posted about a man tilling his garden with a rear tine tiller.

It was one of those with the "dead man controls", the kind where if you let go it will stop. Well this man was tilling his garden and stepped into a gopher hole, and got his foot caught in the tines. When he let go of the controls, he got hung up and he couldn't let go. The tiller finally stopped when it run into the fence. The EMTs had to remove the tines with his foot still tangled up in them. The man had diabetes and his foot won't heal, so the surgeon finally had to remove his leg at the knee.

So be careful, this dead man controls don't always work.
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Posted September 28, 2013 - 09:36 AM

I have caught myself several times getting my foot too close to the tines with my Troybilt. It's easy to forget exactly where your feet are when you're trying to till close to plants and your mind is on not hitting them.

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:34 AM

It's always a good reminder to think safety! Thanks Tom

Edited by TomLGT195, September 29, 2013 - 07:34 AM.



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Posted September 29, 2013 - 07:50 AM

Last year I found myself walking behind my Sears tiller while Ryan drove the tractor. I was trying to adjust the carb. Kept having to remind myself to keep my feet back.

Thanks for the reminder to think/work safely.

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Posted September 29, 2013 - 08:35 AM

 !!!!!   What is it with farmers and machinery? Is there anything they won't stick their extremities in?