General safety rules, General safety rules -3 – Kinze 3200 Wing-Fold Planter Rev. 7/14 User Manual
General Safety Rules
1. Read and understand instructions provided in this
manual and warning labels. Review these instructions
2. This machine is designed and built with your safety
in mind. Do not make any alterations or changes to this
machine. Any alteration to design or construction may
create safety hazards.
3. A large portion of farm accidents happen from fatigue
or carelessness. Safe and careful operation of tractor and
planter will help prevent accidents.
4. Never allow planter to be operated by anyone unfamiliar
with operation of all functions of the unit. Operators must
read and thoroughly understand all instructions given in
this manual before operating or working on equipment.
5. Be aware of bystanders, particularly children! Always
look around to make sure it is safe to start tow vehicle
engine or move planter. This is particularly important with
higher noise levels and quiet cabs, as you may not hear
6. Make sure planter weight does not exceed towing
capacity of tractor, or bridge and road limits. This is critical
to maintain safe control and prevent death or injury, or
property and equipment damage.
7. Never ride or allow others to ride on planter.
8. Store planter in an area away from human activity. DO
NOT permit children to play on or around the stored unit.
9. Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from moving parts.
Do not wear loose-fitting clothing which may catch in
10. Always wear protective clothing, shoes, gloves,
hearing, and eye protection applicable for the situation.
11. Do not allow anyone to stand between tongue or hitch
and towing vehicle when backing up to planter.
13. Prevent electrocution, other injuries, or property
and equipment damage. Watch for obstructions such as
wires, tree limbs, etc. when operating machine. Be aware
of clearances during turns and when folding/unfolding
14. Reinstall all guards removed for maintenance
activities. Never leave guards off during operation.
15. Use of aftermarket hydraulic, electric, or PTO drives
may create serious safety hazards to you and people
nearby. If you install such drives, follow all appropriate
safety standards and practices to protect you and others
near this planter from injury.
16. Follow all federal, state/provincial, and local
regulations when towing farm equipment on a public
highway. Use safety chain (not an elastic or nylon/
plastic tow strap) to retain connection between towing
and towed machines in the event of primary attaching
17. Make sure all safety/warning lights, SMV sign, and
reflective decals are in place and working properly
before transporting the machine on public roads.
18. Limit towing speed to 15 MPH. Tow only with farm
tractor of a minimum 90 HP. Allow for unit length when
19. Reduce speed prior to turns to avoid the risk of
overturning. Always drive at a safe speed relative to
local conditions and ensure your speed is slow enough
for a safe emergency stop.
20. Chemical application is often an integral part of
planting. Follow label instructions for proper chemical
mixing, handling and container disposal methods.
21. Be familiar with safety procedures for immediate
first aid should you accidentally contact chemical
22. Use the proper protective clothing and safety
equipment when handling chemicals.
23. Chemicals are supplied with Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS) that provide full information about the
chemical, its effects on exposure, and first aid needs
in the event of an emergency. Keep your MSDS file
up-to-date and available for first responders in case of
24. When servicing ground engaging components such
as opening disks and firming points, use special care to
avoid points and edges worn sharp during use.
25. Use professional help if you are unfamiliar with
working on hydraulic systems. Pressurized hydraulic
fluid can penetrate body tissue and result in death,
serious infection, or other injuries.