VIDEO: Proper Combine Lockout/Tagout Procedures

September 10, 2020 2:58 PM
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Before working in or around your combine, it’s important to go through proper shutdown and lockout/tagout procedures to ensure safety for yourself and those around you. Refer to this list for a reference on how to safely shutdown your machine, and use these practices every time you perform maintenance on the combine. 

  1. Shut off the combine and remove the key.
  2. Place the key in your pocket.
  3. Lock out the battery switch.
  4. Apply the lockout cylinder stop.
  5. Ensure the head locking pins are secure.
  6. Remove the power take-off (PTO) shaft and secure it to the head.

Now you can safely start maintenance on your machine. Complete this procedure whenever you perform regular service checks, make repairs to your machine, remove a plug from the combine head or any other maintenance that requires you to work near the moving parts of the combine.

Authors: 

Ryan Bergman Program Coordinator in Ag Technology

Ryan Bergman is a Program Coordinator in Ag Technology at Iowa State University where he is part of a 20+ person research team focusing on precision agriculture, big data, telematics, data analytics, aerial imagery, and ag machinery automation. Ryan has received both his bachelor’s and mas...