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  1. #1

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    Kubota L35

    Default Ear Protection

    Hi All

    Rleative newbie here and finding that the time on my rig may be causing trouble with my hearing. Is there a generally accepted practice of wearing hearing protection on the tractor? Has anyone else found the noise to affect their hearing?

    Thanks

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    Super Member Inspector507's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ear Protection

    I use Peltor work Tunes. Listen to the radio while it cuts out the tractor noise.

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    Default Re: Ear Protection

    I use the Peltor FM radio muffs most of the time. They cut the noise and allow FM radio listening while working. However, I avoid any type of hearing protection whenever I am transiting on the road. I wouldn't want to not hear someone coming up behind me. However, that being said, I probably don't have much hearing left. Forty-four months in Vietnam, as a portion of 33 years in the Navy listening to large guns has done a good job on the middle frequencies. The plus side is that it allows what the wife refers to as "selective hearing". I only hear what I want to hear. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Recommend hearing protection, however, not while transiting on a road.

    Bill

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    Texas
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    Mahindra 4110

    Default Re: Ear Protection

    All the time - I use E.A.R. Plugs. Protect your hearing - it's hard (if not impossible) to get it back once it leaves you - an ounce of prevention.....

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    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
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    Default Re: Ear Protection

    I never wore hearing protection . . . so now I wear two hearing aids. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Newnan, GA
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    NH TC29D

    Default Re: Ear Protection

    Here is a lively discussion that took place here about a year ago:

    Pro-Ears Debate

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    Default Re: Ear Protection

    I always use earplugs when using the tractor & the weed-whacker. I use ear muffs when I use a chainsaw. I use both plugs & muffs when I use my brush-cutter. Now that's loud. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Also, I started using plugs while flying, and it's definitely an improvement.

  8. #8

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    John Deere 2210

    Default Re: Ear Protection

    <font color="green">I see that you use the peltor work tunes. How does that cut down the noise vs the friends that talk to you. Can you hear them or do you take the muffs off to talk? I have been looking for something that will cut out the diesel noise and mower, but will let me talk without removing the muffs. I see that peltor has out a new model M2RX7A which has both am/fm and electronic noise reduction. I suppose it is white noise, but I don't know for sure.
    I would like to hear some remarks so that I can make a educated choice. </font>

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    JD 4110 HST w/410 Loader and 60

    Default Re: Ear Protection

    Yup...Peltor Worktunes. Best price can be found at Coastal Tool On-line . If you order through Todd, tell him Pete sent you.

  10. #10

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    John Deere 2210

    Default Re: Ear Protection

    bigpete
    I have looked at Coastal Tool On-line and did see that they had the best price. But on your 2210 when mowing does it cut out the engine noise and let you talk to someone without removing the work tunes?

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