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    Hi guys...

    Weird story here.

    I own a New Holland T5070 and run a batwing mower behind it. We do 300-500 acres a year and it's been a great machine. I had a worker in it mowing an old navy air base this spring and the day he was done he left for vacation. I get a call and he said he has a real bad case of diarrehia and blames my tractor for making him sick.

    About a month ago I have some bush hogging and run the machine a few days and...yup, get the worst case of the stomch bug ever...like for a week straight. I also have some other wierd symptoms like I have an ear infection, sulfer tasting burps and then my knee start to ache...

    I'm starting to think maybe he's on to something.

    The tractor has been sitting and I have to move it the other day and I'm not in it for more than 10 minutes and later that night..stomach issues and the next morning those sulfer burps again..

    I'm just putting this out there....anybody ever have something like this happen?

    Thanks...

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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    Could it be sun stroke. I got that once when baling hay. Needed a good cold drink and some shade and I was good.
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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    Do you have a cab? Does it have a cabin air filter? Maybe something in that?

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    Default Re: Tractor making me sick?

    It's an enclosed cab....

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

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    Perhaps mold or something in the HVAC?

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    Does it have a cab... could it be carbon monoxide poisoning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckgnarly View Post
    Do you have a cab? Does it have a cabin air filter? Maybe something in that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckgnarly View Post
    Perhaps mold or something in the HVAC?
    These two things are what jumped to my mind. I would clean the air filtration system out, spray a STRONG bleach solution in the duct work, let it set and dry then spray it again and hose it out, then repeat if it was still dirty. But I have a deep "respect" for the power of molds -- they are bad bad ju-ju. Bleach them dead! If there is an AC system, I'd also pay attention to the condenser and stuff.

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    Could be mice or rats in the system too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_bud View Post
    These two things are what jumped to my mind. I would clean the air filtration system out, spray a STRONG bleach solution in the duct work, let it set and dry then spray it again and hose it out, then repeat if it was still dirty. But I have a deep "respect" for the power of molds -- they are bad bad ju-ju. Bleach them dead! If there is an AC system, I'd also pay attention to the condenser and stuff.
    John_bud, I did a quick search on the net and that tractor has a cabin filter. If moisture is getting into the air system there could very well be mold. Yes it is indeed bad juju. The mold doesn't have to be on the filter but in the ducts. I think you hit it square. I've seen mold on an AC condensers that the drain was partially clogged was the cause of it.
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    Thanks guys. I'll check it out. yes it does have AC and cabin filters...and I did see a little mold on the roof. It also has some water stains on the fabric on the roof so I may have had a door not fully closed that allowed some water in. I hope this is the problem.

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    2000 Timberjack 608S - Waratah 622
    2012 Komatsu PC160 LC8- Denis Cimaf 125D
    2006 Timberpro 810F - Rotobec Grapple/Saw
    2008 Supertrak 140 CTL-C - FAE Mulch head
    2012 John Deere 332D - Dymax 14" Timberwolf tree shear - Fecon Bull Hog - Davco BC705HS - Ammbusher DL66 - Bradco 72" Brush Cutter - Bradco Root Rake Grapple
    2008 New Holland T5070 - Bush Hog 2715L


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