Dangers of driving with unguarded bale-spikes and tines sparks debate

A letter sent in to Farmers Weekly about bale-spikes has sparked some lively discussion on our website.

Focusing on the danger of tined loader attachments carried at low-level, the letter asks machinery drivers to guard spikes or run with the loader up in the air.

The responses have been wide-ranging, with some suggesting that the responsibility lies with manufacturers, the NFU and DEFRA, and others insisting that the law should be enforced more rigorously.

To read the full discussion and add your own thoughts visit www.fwi.co.uk/talkingpoint

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