Lee 1 : “I look at it, you know, and I think we’re going to have some pretty good corn yields. I feel like we’ve really caught up on some heat units.” :07
Williams also stresses the importance of safety when out working with the machinery; being aware of yourself, others and even children. He told us about his experience at three and half years old:
Lee 2 : “We hit a bump and actually fell off the tractor into a piece of farm equipment. So I…I almost lost my life. So it... It kind of hits home.” :11
Farm Equipment Safety Tips from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Pay attention to all safety information. Read operator's manual and warning decals.
- Inspect the equipment and correct any hazards before operating.
- Identify hazardous areas on equipment and make sure you stay away from moving parts. Beware of pinch points, shear points, wrap points, pull-in areas, thrown objects, crush points, stored energy hazards and freewheeling parts.
- Shut down equipment, turn off the engine, remove key and wait for moving parts to stop before dismounting equipment.
- Keep bystanders and others away from equipment operation area.