Monday, August 13, 2012


I was cutting the grass yesterday and starting thinking of claims caused by Lawn Tractors: Here is a list:
1. Giving young kids a ride while cutting grass: I know of no specific claim but it's a serious claim waiting to happen. JUST DON'T DO IT!
2. After mowing the grass, keep the LawnTractor OUTSIDE to allow it to cool down. I know of one serious house fire AFTER the Lawntractor was put away in the garage before it cooled down.
3. NEVER try to pull branches or twigs from under the mower dec if the mower dec is running. I know of one claim where the rider tried to remove the branch and the running blade pulled the branch and the person's hand into the blades. A very serious injury occurred.
4. Be careful handling gasoline. It is always prudent to fill the gas tank while the mower is cool. Alway store the gasoline OUTSIDE THE GARAGE.
Be safe.
Ron Binning
Binning & Dickens Insurance Services

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