On Sunday afternoon we started working on the garden and I was moving some dirt. I did this several times already on Sunday: scooping, keeping the loader bucket low, backing down the slope, and on my way. As I came up for another scoop I thought "I should drop some dirt in that low spot right there in front of me." I took a scoop and started to lower the bucket, back up, and turn on the same slope, but this time I also hit that low spot, which was enough to start the tractor on it's side.
Of course, it all happened fast at that point. I looked to the left and saw I was in the low spot, looked to the right and saw that both wheels were off the ground, then looked back to the left and stepped off the tractor that was already pretty much all the way over. Nobody was hurt.
The biggest problem is that I should have lowered the bucket further before backing and/or turning, though I'm pretty sure I had to back up at least some to simply have room to lower it further. And then, of course, turning on the slope didn't help. The loader bucket wasn't as high as this picture shows. The angle of the photo exaggerates the height of the loader (it's not straight on), and where the tractor went over there is a skid mark where the tractor and loader moved about a foot. I'm not exactly sure how high the loader bucket was, but definitely below the hood. The lights on the left side of the ROPS are completely destroyed, but it otherwise seems to be ok.
Anyway, I went over to my neighbor (who I've talked to exactly once!) and asked if he could right the tractor with his skid steer. A few minutes later it was righted, but it wouldn't start. A few hours later, it started up and I drove it back to the shed and put it away. That was enough tractoring for one day.
Are there things I should look at after an accident like this? The diesel cap was on tight, the hydraulic fluid leaked a few ounces, and oil level looked ok. Aside from the ROPS lights there didn't seem to be any damage anywhere else, but I'm not sure what to look for.