Tractor Tire Inflation Safety

After a tragic accident in Cumberland County, PA, we are reminded about the importance of safety precautions when working on equipment. When working on tractor and equipment tires be sure to check for cracks and improper installation before inflating. Be aware of the proper tire pressure and have an accurate tire pressure gauge on hand when inflating tires. This slow motion video shows what happens when tires are over-inflated. It may be beneficial for your crew to write the appropriate tire pressure on all tires with a paint marker.

As a way to increase general farm shop safety, this farm shop safety checklist is a good resource for keeping track of equipment and tasks that need attention. Having good communication systems for reporting issues about needed farm equipment maintenance and malfunctions is essential in reducing safety risks and avoiding accidents.