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  • Riding Lawnmower Safety


  • Riding Lawnmower Safety

    While homeowners generally rely on walk-behind power lawnmowers to cut small plots of grass, many suburban and country residents with large lawns have automated their grass-cutting chores out of necessity. With lots of grass needing to be cut each week, rural homeowners have come to rely on riding mowers, lawn tractors, and garden tractors as indispensable machines for maintaining the landscape. Aside from cutting large swaths of grass, some machines also accommodate a host of attachments to make quick work of otherwise cumbersome garden projects.

    Although many thousands of homeowners have driven these mowers and tractors for years without mishap, others haven't been as fortunate. Hazards most often associated with riding equipment are blade contact and loss of stability. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 18,000 consumer injuries related to riding mower mishaps were treated in hospital emergency rooms in 1986. Between 1983-1986, there were an estimated 75 deaths each year related to riding mower, lawn tractors and garden tractor accidents.

    Fatal accidents have several common patterns: the machine tips over, the victim falls under or is run over by the machine (accidents involving young children fall in this category), or the victim is thrown from or falls off the machine. The risk of an accident with a ride-on mower is almost twice the chance of a mishap with a walk-behind rotary mower.

    Many new riding mowers and tractors will have new safety features not found on older machines. Under new provisions of a voluntary safety standard which took effect for units made after July, 1987, the following features have been incorporated into new equipment:

    Operator Presence Control. This device will stop the rotary blades if the operator leaves the control position of the riding mower or tractor without first disengaging the blade drive. This safety feature will reduce the chance of injury if the operator leaves the control position to unclog the discharge chute or perform some other activity without first stopping the mower blade(s).

    Increased seatback height. New machines have seatbacks of at least 4 1/2 inches to help the operator maintain a safe position on the machine.

    Dynamic turn and sudden traction performance limits have been added to improve machine stability.

    If you are shopping for a new machine, a label certifying that the mower or garden tractor meets the 1986 ANSI 871.1 standard indicates that machines have these safety features.

    This information came from a
    CPSC online article.

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