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    Default A good reason to wear seat belt

    I had an interesting experience today.

    I was taking a loader full of gravel down a steep hill, not wearing my seatbelt.

    Everything was fine until the tractor died! Needless to say I had a few tricky moments trying to decide which levers/pedals/etc. to push/pull first. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Got it stopped, and realized the seat kill switch was the problem.

    By going down such a steep hill my 225 lb body was not enough to trigger the switch.

    I suppose had I had the belt cinched down I would have had no problem.

    Just thought someone might not of thought about this as I had not.

    Cheers, Jason [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Silver Member JasonL's Avatar
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    Default A good reason to wear seat belt

    I had an interesting experience today.

    I was taking a loader full of gravel down a steep hill, not wearing my seatbelt.

    Everything was fine until the tractor died! Needless to say I had a few tricky moments trying to decide which levers/pedals/etc. to push/pull first. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

    Got it stopped, and realized the seat kill switch was the problem.

    By going down such a steep hill my 225 lb body was not enough to trigger the switch.

    I suppose had I had the belt cinched down I would have had no problem.

    Just thought someone might not of thought about this as I had not.

    Cheers, Jason [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: A good reason to wear seat belt

    I always try to wear my seatbelt and glad you are going to do that too!

    My tractors did not come with a seat kill switch (kubota B2910, 3 years old, BX2200 one year newer) and so I could not help but think your post is also a good reason to disable a seat switch if a tractor happens to come with one! I certainly would disable a seat switch if one came on a tractor I bought, just like I once disabled the kill switch on a little garden tractor I had, which killed the engine if I put the tractor in reverse when mowing...major PITA with little benefit to anyone with common sense, in my opinion...and I can't help but think the seat switch is in the same category... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]


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    Super Member Henro's Avatar
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    Default Re: A good reason to wear seat belt

    I always try to wear my seatbelt and glad you are going to do that too!

    My tractors did not come with a seat kill switch (kubota B2910, 3 years old, BX2200 one year newer) and so I could not help but think your post is also a good reason to disable a seat switch if a tractor happens to come with one! I certainly would disable a seat switch if one came on a tractor I bought, just like I once disabled the kill switch on a little garden tractor I had, which killed the engine if I put the tractor in reverse when mowing...major PITA with little benefit to anyone with common sense, in my opinion...and I can't help but think the seat switch is in the same category... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]


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