Reversing and turning

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Tractor safety
18.
Front-end loader operation
18.0.1.
When using a front-end loader on a tractor
(a) the load should be kept as low as practicable while moving;
(b) the bucket should not be overloaded;
(c) the bucket should be evenly loaded;
(d) the adjustable wheels should be set as wide as possible;
(e) turns should be made as slowly and as wide as possible; and
(f) extra weight should be added to the rear wheels to increase
stability.
19.
Reversing and turning
19.0.1.
Speed should be reduced, using the tractor throttle as
much as possible, before making any turns.
19.0.2.
Before turning or reversing, the tractor operator
should make certain that there are no workers or obstacles in the
path of travel.
19.0.3.
When a tractor is mired in mud or stuck in a ditch,
the operator should always attempt to drive out in reverse gear
only. If this attempt is unsuccessful he may secure logs or planks
behind the rear wheels, to increase traction, and again attempt to
drive out using reverse gear. Under no condition should logs or
planks be secured in front of the rear wheels to increase traction.
20.
Stopping
20.0.1.
Before leaving a stopped tractor the operator
should
(a) shift the gear selector to neutral;
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