Safe Operation of Farm Tractor Videos

Tractor operation and farm work can be very dangerous.  “Safe Operation of Farm Tractors: A Basic Overview for Farm Owners and Operators” is an educational video series to help farm tractor operators learn the basics about safe tractor operation.  Funded by UW Center for Agriculture & Safety, each of the videos in the nine-part series introduces a tractor safety segment vital to safe operation.  This video series in not meant to be a complete safety training program, but rather a guide to the basics of safe farm tractor operation.  The videos can also be used a helpful tool for farm owners and managers when teaching family and non-family employees how to be safe on the farm.

The videos are available either as a DVD or via YouTube by clicking the links below.  If interested in borrowing a DVD, please contact your local UW-Extension Agriculture Agent.

Safe Operation of Farm Tractors: A Basic Overview for Farm Owners and Operators Videos

Tractor Safety Opening Series

Segment 1:    Farm Tractor Pre-Operation/Inspection

Segment 2:    Farm Tractor Instrument Panels and Controls

Segment 3:    Proper Starting and Stopping of the Farm Tractor

Segment 4:    Distractions that Influence Safe Farm Tractor Operation

Segment 5:    Human Factors that Influence Safe Farm Tractor Operation

Segment 6:    Rules for Safe Farm Tractor Field Operation

Segment 7:    Rules of the Road for Safe Farm Tractor Highway Operation

Segment 8:    Safe Use of Farm Tractor PTOs/Hydraulic/3-point Hitches/Drawbars

Segment 9:    Farm Tractor Loader Safety

Credits

For more information regarding agriculture safety, please visit UW Center for Agricultural Safety & Health or contact UW-Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas.

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