Watch For Implements This Harvest Season

massey combine corn dust 300Northwest Iowa — Area motorists are reminded that harvest time is underway, and drivers should be prepared to encounter combines and other large farm equipment on the road this time of year.

Chuck Schwab is a safety specialist with Iowa State University Extension, and he says rear-end collisions are among the most common crashes involving farm machinery.

When attempting to pass farm machinery, Schwab urges motorists to be patient and make sure they know the farm equipment won’t be turning left.

In addition to roadway collisions, Schwab says the most common type of farm vehicle related accidents include roll-overs involving tractors, lawnmowers, and all terrain vehicles.  Bottom line, he says, is just be extra aware and careful on the road this harvest season.

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