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    Another Scarry Mishap Wearing Shorts ... Lesson Learned...

    Wow, I hate to admit how unaware I am of dangers on a tractor. I really didn't want to post this because of my stupidity but I thought it might keep someone else from doing what I did. I do remember reading my manual and it says to dismount my 1023e scut from the left side as your sitting on seat. Anyway, when I was backing my tractor into the garage with left side of tractor next to wall I started to bump into my recycle container. I stopped put tractor in neutral and applied the parking brake. I then stepped down off of the tractor on the right side being careful not to hit the loader lever so I thought. When my left foot hit the garage floor I noticed that the lever had gone up my right leg and into my shorts and I couldn't get my leg free. At the same time the tractor was moving and I wasn't sure what was happening. I looked and saw the loader was pushing on the floor and the bucket was curled all the way to the vertical position. I quickly reached and turned off tractor. This all happened in a matter of seconds!!! Thankfully again I was being watched over! If I remember correctly I also think the manual says to turn off tractor when dismounting. So a couple more lessons learned, "ALWAYS STEP OFF LEFT SIDE OF TRACTOR AND TURN TRACTOR OFF BEFORE DISMOUNTING!!!" The safest being turn off tractor before dismounting. I hope I don't have anymore of these threads because of my ignorance!!!
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    Thanks mikdor.
    Unfortunately, like dieselshadow, I've done the same thing more times than I'd like to admit.
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    Even getting off the left side isn't always safe. A few weeks after taking delivery of my 2720 I was dismounting to the left and that stupid tall bat wing-like transmission range selector lever went right up the pant leg on my shorts. I almost took a giant header to the ground but managed to save myself. As a result my lever is a bit off and no longer matches the markings. When in neutral it is about 1/3 of the way to the low marking. I guess something bent slightly but that was over 4 years ago and everything has been fine. Why oh why JD felt the need to make that selector handle knob so wide and the shaft so tall... I guess they were going for the Rat Rod look.
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    I never did any of those things!!! Not any that I'm admitting to anyway.

    That's why it's so easy to laugh about it, been there, done that. Shorts are a danger when on a tractor. I've also been known to let my tractor lay down on the job.
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    Thanks jgayman, I guess the manual should say "WARNING DON'T WEAR SHORTS!!!!" while operating tractors!!!
    Previous mower 1987 216 that I bought new. Had for 30 yrs +, It was part of the Family!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Thanks mikdor.
    Unfortunately, like dieselshadow, I've done the same thing more times than I'd like to admit.
    I'll bet most of us have done that

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    It's happened to me on my tractor, told my wife I was violated by the bucket lever. Another time I was leaning against my kitchen counter and went to walk off and drug the utensil drawer out and on to the floor because the handle was stuck in my pocket. Just one of those what the H moments.
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    Like others have done that to many times, dismounting from both sides and yes wearing shorts. Did the same thing dismounting the BH and of course the engine was running.
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    I may or may not have had similar things happen in the few short years I've owned my tractor. You'll never get me to admit it if I did!

    (But I *can* tell you from personal experience that a coat can get hung up on the loader SCV control pretty easily too!)

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