Explore your interest in tractors. From this self-directed project, you can develop skills and interests related to safety maintenance and repair, driving skills, or restoration.
Ideas for Project Area Learning!
- Gain driving & operating skills.
- Learn about & practice safe operation of tractors.
- Learn to maintain, repair & restore tractors.
- Develop your leadership & citizenship skills by teaching others what you have learned.
Ways to Say "No" to a Tractor Ride
Tractor rides are lots of fun, but not when you're in more danger. Here are some ways to resist that potentially dangerous tractor ride.
- “I would rather be safe than be an extra rider.”
- “You might think it’s fun, but I know what can happen to extra riders."
- “Nah, one bump and I’m gone.”
- “I don’t wanna be a UFO (unidentified flat object)."
Share What You Learn with Others!
- Do a talk about proper conveyer and quger safety.
- Create a radio spot during Farm Safety Week.
- Demonstrate causes of tractor roll-overs and how to prevent them.
- Talk about the importance of safety features such as ROPS.
- Lead a tractor safety workshop for your 4-H club or community.
- Hold a battery and oil recycling day for your community.
- Help a neighbor winterize their tractor.
- Help plan a farm safety field day for kids.
- Set-up a tour of farms in your community to learn about different types of tractors.
- Tour a tractor mechanic or manufacturing facility.
- Restore a tractor body.
- Make a poster about using GPS with tractors.
- Restore a tractor engine.
- Compare tractors and how different types are used.
- Create a poster on tractor safety.
- Learn about PTO Shafts- what they're used for and why they're dangerous and share your findings on a poster.
- Compare different types of fuels used by tractors.
- Make a display of different types of bolts and screws.