/ Terrified of tipping - how about an inclinometer? #51
- Aug 28, 2015
- saginaw, michigan
- l6060 kubota
I dont think you'll find ground flat enough that a static angle measurement will save you. Usually if you're going to tip, it'll be from being on a slope and then additionally finding a sudden rise on the high side or a hole/soft ground on the low side. Not to say that inclinometers arent a useful tool in some circumstances but its really best to side with caution. We had a landscape business owner here locally that was literally in the process of retiring get just a little too close to a pond that he was brush hogging. he had probably mowed around that pond 100 times but that time the tractor tipped and pinned him under water killing him. I think its best to stay scared if it keeps the operator and the tractor safe. Good example of my own circumstance happened today actually. My boss had a newer operator mow a very steep center median of a divided road and we specifically told him that if he didnt feel comfortable on any of the steep areas that he should skip them and i would take care of them later. I'd hate to see the guy go out trying to prove he can do it all when that median scares the hell out of me even with 3000 hours on that model tractor.