The gear lever should not be put in neutral when
descending slopes. A low gear should be selected to assist in brak-
ing the tractor.
If necessary to prevent rearing, the front of the tractor
should be weighted, when ascending a slope, or the tractor should
be preferably backed up to the top.
Unbraked towed equipment should not be taken
down steep slopes without extreme caution.
When using the tractor as a source of power for
stationary power take-off or belt work—
(a) all shields and guards should be in place before power is
(b) the tractor frame should be earthed to remove static electricity.
When tractors are used for stationary work inside a
building, adequate means of removing exhaust gases and supplying
fresh air should be provided.
When a tractor with a winch is used for pulling, the
tractor should be properly aligned
direction of the pull.
When the fuel tanks of internal combustion engines
are being filled—
(a) the engines should not be running; and
(b) no open flame
lighted cigarettes or the like
should be allowed.