I'm trying to be overly safe, but I am constantly forgetting to use my seat belt. My ROPS is always up. But, I seem to always just need to move a little something here or there, on level ground, and then see something else, and before I know it I have done something that I should have been using the seat belt. Or I am having to get off and on a lot to situate something, and promise myself I'll remember to buckle up when I start moving again - and forget.
Of course, I want it to become automatic - like it is in my car now.
I started thinking about the mechanics of a tractor roll and what really happens. And in my case I don't have any "long" hills (for a multiple rollover)- but many places were I could (due to a rock or hole and side slope) lay it on it's side. Is that a "killer?" What usually happens when a tractor just lays over, and the operator has no belt on? If the ROPS is down, does it want to keep going and land upside down? If the ROPS is up, I assume it just stops there on it's side?
If that is the case - the ROPS is up, and it just stops and lays there, what usually happens to the operator if he doesn't have his belt on? I'm telling myself it may not be that bad for me.
I've been reading some of the rollover topics - but if you could advise/tell me one thing that would "scare me straight" and help me get in the right habit - what would you tell/advise me? Does anyone else constantly forget to buckle up? It's so bad now, I'm almost in the habit of not ever buckling up. Help!!!