PLEASE be careful pushing over dead trees and watch out for widowmakers. I knew better but still tried to push down dead tree that had caught fire from brush pile spark. Top broke out and this is the result. $3k(parts only) for the Kubota and $10k at the ER for me. Still going to be another couple of (painful)months recovery but I'm alive.
Tim said:I’m okay but had a close call today. After taking the post hole digger off the loader and putting the bucket back on I latched the handles. However this time the pins did not fully engage and I didn’t see it. . Then raising the bucket while working close to the highway it came loose and fell back on me. Hopefully this never happens to anybody else!
Someone is having a bad day- don’t know the owner but this was taken in Peterborough, NH.
Every piece of equipment I have a fire extinguisher mounted on it.
A fire extinguisher can stop a runaway diesel engine by spraying into the intake.
Just a reminder to be safe on your tractors. We were clearing pond bank by cutting and dragging off trees. Pops got squirrelly with the clutch and lost control and over she(the tractor) went.
He got super lucky that there was no injury besides a small scratch, and tractor had no damage as it sat on roll bar and bucket corners, nothing went under water besides those two spots.
Uprighted it and pulled it up the bank with neighbors big tractor, let it sit overnight and it fired right back up the next day.