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Evaluation of Tractor and Grain Wagon Safety Marking at Selected Commercial Iowa Grain Elevators
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 3(2):91- . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17749) @1997
Authors: H. M. Hanna, C. V. Schwab, C. J. Lehtola, R.W. Steffen
Keywords: Lighting, Hitch, ROPS, SMV emblem
The three categories of agents involved in the largest number of agricultural fatalities
in Iowa are tractors, other farm machinery, and motor vehicles. All are involved during
harvest as grain is transported on public roadways. Forty-eight percent of all motor
vehicle collisions involving farm equipment in Iowa occur from October through
December. Tractors and wagons delivering grain to six elevators during fall harvest were
evaluated. Vocational agriculture student teams inspected for compliance with Iowa code
and ASAE standards for lighting, marking, hitch, and ROPS safety equipment.