Transporting Machinery

Each year, incidents involving tractors and other farm machinery occur on public roads causing death and injury to those involved. Not to mention the untold costs in damage to equipment.IMG_0156

The roads can be a dangerous place for farm and standard vehicle drivers alike. Here are some points to consider when transporting farm machinery:

  • Have clean bright slow moving vehicle (SMV) emblems on all tractors and implements
  • Be sure all machinery is in good working condition including headlights, brake lights, and turn signals
  • Avoid moving farm equipment on public roads between sunset and sunrise.

To learn more about transporting farm machinery take a look at the fact sheet available on our website, http://www.farmsafetyforjustykids.org!

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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