Recovering tractors and equipment that are stuck can be a very dangerous task and one that should be carefully planned and executed. To help make towing easier and avoid accidents, we sought valuable advice from chartered safety practitioner and registered consultant, Chris Knagg.
As many people know and have experienced, towing stuck machinery out of a wet spot can be a challenging and frustrating task, but definitely not one to be taken lightly.
If rushed, the consequences can be catastrophic, even fatal.
Having the right equipment and expertise will go a long way to making any recovery operation easier and safer.
Knowing when you are stuck and when you need help is also important. No-one likes to admit they are stuck and need help but in most cases the more you struggle the deeper you go and the harder the recovery.
The dangers of recovering stuck agricultural equipment will very much depend on many factors which will all need to be assessed and planned for before attempting the recovery;
In many cases, a straight forward recovery may only require a similar sized machine and a long tow rope or chain, however, extreme cases will require extra consideration and planning.