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Design and Implementation of Model Agricultural Tractors for the Use of Safety Education
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 055005, 2005 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.19915) @2005
Authors: Brian Hoover, Dwayne Driskill
Keywords: Agricultural tractor safety, PTO entanglement safety, tractor rollover safety, farm tractor accident prevention through tractor safety demonstration, seatbelt safety, front-end loader safety, three-point hitch implement safety
According to the National Safety Council an average of 500 to 600 farmers are killed every year in the United States from tractor accidents. Death rate in Kentucky has been 300% above the national average. Because of this high death rate a need was seen and a goal made to develop a tractor safety demonstration to aid education of children and adults in farming communities about hazards associated with farm tractors.