Cutting in Brush Safety Tips

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Before you begin cutting in brush, we ask you to please read these safety tips.  They just might save you from serious injury.

We are Keith’s Tractor Mowing, a trusted name in the Fort Worth area for longer than you can shake a stick at. When it comes to acreage mowing, lot mowing, ranch mowing, cemetery mowing, pipeline mowing, or any other mowing job which requires a tractor mower and/or a brush hog, Keith’s Tractor Mowing is the name to remember, and the company to call.

Now, let’s talk about those brush safety tips.

Cutting in brush Tip #1

It all begins with wearing safety clothing.  If you do not have eye protection, and gloves, and steel-toed boots, you should think about getting them, especially if you are using a weed-whacker.  Avoid loose clothing, as it has a way of ending up being tangled in any machinery man has invented.

Is all of this absolutely necessary? We are in this business, and we take these precautions. If the professionals feel it is necessary, don’t you think it is worth considering?

Cutting in brush Tip #2

Your second tip is learn how to properly use the machinery.  A tractor mower should never be operated by an untrained individual. The same goes for a brush hog.  Weed-whacker? It’s amazing how many homeowners use a weed-whacker without understanding how to properly operate it, and ignorant of the dangers machinery pose.

The bigger the job, the more training you should have, and we know some of you, right now reading this, are shaking your heads at the silliness of it all. We would suggest you go talk to some emergency ward doctors and nurses about the dangers of big machinery. We have no doubt they would agree with everything we are suggesting.

Safety Tip #3

The next safety tip is time-consuming, but we also believe it is crucial in maintaining a safe work environment.  You should always walk over the property you are going to cut brush on, looking for rocks, sticks, pieces of metal, etc., and remove those items. They are, essentially, flying missiles once hit by a brush hog or other cutting device.

We have seen pieces of metal, hit by a tractor mower, imbed itself into the wall of a building.  If that kind of power is generated, imagine if that piece of metal were to hit you or a loved one.

Is it really worth the risk of not taking this important step?

One final tip, and you can consider this a bonus: check your homeowner, or property-owner, insurance, to make sure you are covered in the case of an accident. There is a very good reason why we carry a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy at Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

A final word about Keith’s Tractor Mowing.

Keith’s Tractor Mowing is a trusted name in the Fort Worth area, and has been for a number of years. No job is too big for us, and we will give you a professional job at a fair price. Call us for a job quote today.