Evaluation of Tractor and Grain Wagon Safety Marking at Selected Commercial Iowa Grain Elevators

dc.contributor.author Hanna, H. Mark
dc.contributor.author Lehtola, Carol
dc.contributor.author Steffen, Richard
dc.contributor.author Schwab, Charles
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-13T03:57:16.000
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dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 1997
dc.date.embargo 2012-12-11
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.description.abstract <p>The three categories of agents involved in the largest number of agricultural fatalities in Iowa are tractors, other farm machinery, and motor vehicles. All are involved during harvest as grain is transported on public roadways. Forty-eight percent of all motor vehicle collisions involving farm equipment in Iowa occur from October through December. Tractors and wagons delivering grain to six elevators during fall harvest were evaluated. Vocational agriculture student teams inspected for compliance with Iowa code and ASAE standards for lighting, marking, hitch, and ROPS safety equipment.<br /><br />A majority of tractors complied with safety standards for: headlights, front amber flashing lights, slow moving vehicle (SMV) emblem, and roll over protection structure (ROPS). Tractors less than eight years old met Iowa code and ASAE safety standards for rear amber flashing lights and rear taillight.Tractors less than 15 years old were more likely to be equipped with ROPS (98%) than were tractors more than 15 years old (67%). Compliance with safety items other than ROPS did not significantly differ among tractor age groups. A majority of wagons at the elevators complied with ASAE safety standards for an SMV emblem and retainer on the hitch pin. Other wagon safety items all had lower compliance than all tractor safety items.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>Journal Paper No. J-16596 of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa. Project 3315.</p> <p>This article is from <a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=17749&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank"><em>Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health</em></a> 3, no. 2 (1997): 91–100.<em><br /></em></p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Lighting
dc.subject.keywords Hitch
dc.subject.keywords ROPS
dc.subject.keywords SMV emblem
dc.title Evaluation of Tractor and Grain Wagon Safety Marking at Selected Commercial Iowa Grain Elevators
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