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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'd have to say Deere was at fault in the lawsuit (and I'm a retired Deere employee). The issue boils down to the tractor and loader being "ready to use" when it left the dealer, in spite of the owner's manual saying that the combination needed more weight in the rear. According to the newspaper article, Deere said it _was_ "ready to use", but did not have the weight; and the owner's manual said it needed the weight. If it needed weight, and didn't have the weight, then it wasn't "ready to use".

Deere didn't dispute any of that, just tried to claim the opposite of what their own literature said, that the weight was not necessary; and that the operator wasn't wearing his seat belt.

https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/jury-orders-john-deere-to-pay-million-for-stillwater-man/article_163a6297-2a3a-523d-a2eb-f908bf052400.html
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:22 am    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A brain is necessary before operating any piece of
equipment If had been wearing his seat belt he
would still be alive ! Reminds of a news story once
about some people who had bought new boots with
laces and the boot manufacturers got sued because
there was no warnings about the risk of wearing the
boots unlaced
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:45 am    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They really are the ultimate death machine when you think about lifting a 2000 pound hay bale up where it can roll off and crush you
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:47 am    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Man I know I?ve pulled my share of dumb stunts and I guess I just got lucky God doesn?t need me back yet
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That would be terrible just for trying to save a few minutes by not putting the pins in ! And we?ve all probably done it
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: Loader safety Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Even if he had a seat belt on he still could have been killed or injured.Anyway it wasn't about whether the driver could survive a roll over it was about whether the tractor was safe to use and the JD literature clearly stated it was not.All the tractor companies selling compacts these days are targeting customers they well know that have little or no tractor driving experience so that puts even more of a burden on the companies to make sure the machines they sell are reasonably safe to operate and use.
 
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