A friend of mine has a friend of his that is always borrowing his tractor. Long story short, the friend was trying to dislodge a pretty large gum that was over his fence and caught in another tree.
He's not sure exactly what happened, but somehow the tree came back over onto him and the tractor. Hit him in the head so hard before the ROPS caught it that it bent the seat frame down. Hit the rops so hard that it bent it and broke one of the mounting bolts.
He was knocked out and off the tractor. Lost a lot of blood before his wife happened to find him. I think his blood pressure was something like 60/40 when the paramedics arrived. spent a few days in the hospital with a bad concussion and hematomas in his neck. This was a few weeks ago and he still has no memory of the incident.
He's a lucky guy and even luckier that he is pretty short. If he were taller he would have been a lot more involved in the impact before the ROPS saved him.
Got to have a lot of respect when working around trees like that. They can be very unpredictable.
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