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Adapting Farm Equipment for Workers with Disabilities
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 26, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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Farm workers experience a very high incidence of injuries leading to physical and cognitive (strokes, TBI) disabilities. Since 1991, the AgrAbility Project 2 and its staff have provided direct assistance and education to many U.S. farmers and farm workers. If farmers, ranchers or farm workers who become disabled continue to be employed in agriculture, often their agricultural operation must be modified and/or agricultural machinery must be modified or adaptive equipment purchased to meet their new needs. Some common tractor modifications include operator lifts, hand controls, added/modified steps and handrails, automated hitches, and custom seating. Some modifications are commercially available but others are done on an individual need basis. AgrAbility staff would welcome the opportunity to work closer with farm equipment manufacturers to create modifications that would make farming and ranching easier and safer for all.
CitationSchuler, R. and Novak, M., "Adapting Farm Equipment for Workers with Disabilities," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-2704, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-2704.
SAE 2004 Transactions Journal of Commercial Vehicles
Number: V113-2 ; Published: 2005-07-05
Number: V113-2 ; Published: 2005-07-05
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