weights on front of tractor

Ceredigion-based reader Dewi Davies is the winner of the Farmers Weekly farm safety tip of the month competition, run in association with Buckler Boots.

Mr Davies, a sheep farmer’s son, has a simple tip to make it easier to judge how close you are to things when driving a tractor with weights on the front.

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“When I was learning to drive the tractor, gauging how far forward the weights reached was difficult. As tractors generally get bigger, visibility in front of the bonnet is reduced, therefore my farm safety tip is to put a piece of alkathene pipe in the weights to see where the front is.

“Hopefully this helps people to avoid hitting walls, vehicles or people, especially when you are turning around in tight spaces.”

Mr Davies wins a pair of boots from the Buckler Boots range for submitting the winning tip.


If you have a safety tip you would like to share, that might help raise awareness of the dangers of working in agriculture, then send it to jonathan.riley@rbi.co.uk.

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Every month the person who sends in the best tip for our online health and safety page will win a pair of Buckler Boots.