Security Tips

Using required tools and machinery in the agricultural field would help to avoid having injuries and accidents. There are several points to consider when working with this kind of machinery.

  • Always read manual to clarify any doubts you might encounter.
  • Always follow machinery and tyre manufacturers instructions.
  • Ensure that all safety features are in place (rollover protection structures, seatbelts, shields, proper lighting and marking).
  • Use the correct maintenance tools and equipments according to users manual.
  • Separate tools and equipments needing of repair in separate location.
  • Get rid of all the equipments that are not repairable.
  • Always follow manufacturers directions when installing machinery.
  • Ensure proper storage of tools, equipment, material, flammables liquids, chemicals, etc in designed area.
  • Allocate a special place for scrap and waste materials.
  • Always wear safety gears when doing an operation.
  • Protect your eyes with goggles and glasses when necessary.
  • Use safety shoes when working in the workshop.
  • Protect your ears with safety hear muffs when in contact with noisy machinery.
  • Use the correct tools for mounting and demounting farm and industrial tyres with vegetable base lubricants.
  • Inspect the tyres and rims for defects with ironworks, nuts, welds or any other material by cleaning them with antirust vegetable products.
  • Never make repairs with hoops or rings while the tyre is inflated.
  • Verify if the dimensions of the hoops are compatible with the tyres to be mounted.
  • Always use new Goodyear tubes with new tyres.
  • Store the tyres in warehouses covered from the sun and rain, keep them away from petroleum base products, electrical appliances, welding equipment, batteries and chemical agents.
  • Be sure that when you acquire agricultural tyres, always review the correct application code of the tyre, by considering the equipment and the service in which they will be applied.
  • When loading your equipment, pay attention to the load range/load index of your tyres. The ALAPA (Latin America Rim and Tyre Association regulates the load capacity and maximum speed for farm and industrial tyres.
  • Air pressure is fundamental for a good performance of the tyres. Verify the air pressure, whenever it is possible, only when the tyres are cold. Follow the recommendations specified by the manufacturer of the equipment and/or manufacturer of tyres.
  • Always inflate tyres in safety cages to avoid the risks impact from flying components.
  • Using ballast inside the tyre can greatly improve the power and traction of the tractor. The ballasts can be either liquid or solids.
  • The liquid ballast for conventional agricultural tyres must be approximately 75% water. For radial tyres, if it is necessary to use up to 40% of water.
  • Use any procedure that can help you to alert yourself and others from dangerous or hazardous situations or material:
    • Danger Red.
    • Machine hazard Orange.
    • Black Stripes Traffic pathways in the shop.
    • White Stripes Traffic pathways in the shop.
    • Safety equipment Green.
    • Safety areas Green.
    • First aid kits Green.
    • Caution Yellow.