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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    Could just be that he was sick and now the cab has a virus or bacteria in it and that you catch it when you go in. I would dsinfect all surfaces you touch and air it out. Leaving it in the sun may help too (uv kills some viruses bacteria and mold).

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    I would wear a dust mask and gloves while cleaning and inspecting. Use rubber gloves and wash your clothes after the work is done.
    Guys are right that molds are dangerous and the entire cab needs to be cleaned.

    You could get a battery powered carbon monoxide detector and set it in the cab and let it idle closed up for awhile. Run the a/c or fan to circulate air in the cabin while running to see if the exhaust is seeping into the cab.
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    Not just mold....Here is what he should check right away....Remember the deaths of campers at Yellowstone Natl. Park this year...the tents they were staying in were found to be full of mouse droppings...and they breath the dust from the droppings in.....then on one episode of Ice Road Truckers....this one trucker, Rick....got very sick and went to a clinic and they diagnosed him with the same disease from mouse droppings....so he had his Semi Truck with sleeper..checked and sure enough it was contaminated with mouse droppings and he had to have a crew come in in Hazmat gear to clean the truck out....Apparently...these droppings can lead to a terrible disease...get to a Doc and have the Tractor cab checked thoroughly....Mice could have gotten up in there.
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    ^ Mice have killed more people than Hitler, Mao and Stalin combined. Hate the little blighters.

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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    Sounds like carbon monoxide poisoning. Joint aches, flu symptoms. You get enough of it and it takes your body a while to get rid of it. Go to lowes and get a co2 detector. Put it in your cab and run it a while and see what happens. You have exhaust getting in somewhere. If you are worried about germs spray inside of cab with lysol and leave on surface for 10 mins wet. Will kill about anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_bud View Post
    ^ Mice have killed more people than Hitler, Mao and Stalin combined. Hate the little blighters.
    That all pales to the damage by mosquito's and plasmodium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xrjohndeere View Post
    Sounds like carbon monoxide poisoning. Joint aches, flu symptoms. You get enough of it and it takes your body a while to get rid of it. Go to lowes and get a co2 detector. Put it in your cab and run it a while and see what happens. You have exhaust getting in somewhere. If you are worried about germs spray inside of cab with lysol and leave on surface for 10 mins wet. Will kill about anything.
    Certainly sounds more likely than any respiratory problems like mold related issues or Hanta virus. Normally when they figure out that you have Hanta, the hearse is on the way.

    The most plausible diagnosis is series coincidental

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    Quote Originally Posted by QwikDraw
    It's an enclosed cab....

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    My first thought was psychosomatic.
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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    just wondering if you got into some sort of chemical spill during bush hogging, and nothing was ever reported, or was reported, and you just do not know about. and chemical is all caught up in the cab and HVAC ducts.

    hyd oil leaks, antrifreeze leaks, other fluid leaks into the cab, been there done that, i just do not remember side effects, before i realized what happened, and fixed situation.

    mice and other varmints are a pain in rump that you never able to solve. they get into wide range of areas, and chew stuff up. and some birds do the same thing.

    double check exhaust pipe, see if you can "turn" the pipe. so when driving into the wind and with the wind, the exhaust does not come back into air intakes. easier said than done. have had my fair share of exhaust *ughs* i have had to adjust the exhast pipes a few times over the years, bolt/nut came loose, or vibration helped turn it some, to just hitting something.

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    get some bungie cords, and strap the doors open, and open up the windows if you can, and see what happens. for a quick move of tractor.

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    the one things i do hat about tractor cabs, it is not always easy to clean them out, its not like a truck or car, were you can stand on ground and crawl down to the floor boards and around seats. and everything tends to be "molded" so you need to deal with clips and screws and other fasteners, to get into the niddy griddy of things.

    with above said, just bleaching or using some sort of mist or cleaner down ducts may only be a temporary solution. and if mice droppings or molds are the problem, till you remove the physical source of mice droppings or like from system, you will be back at a science experiment, trying other solutions as molds and things grow back.
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