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Just yesterday one man was severely burned after a radiator line broke and shot boiling hot fluid onto his face.  He was working with his sprayer out in a field when the accident happened and luckily he ended up being ok.

But as spring planting is already underway, it's a good reminder to make sure all your farming equipment is in proper working order.

“It's always better to give it an extra look than to ignore it,” said James Neumann.

Accidents will happen, and sometimes there's no preventing them. But Neumann with Hoven Equipment says there are a few things you can do keep yourself safe.

“Check your hydraulic hoses and lines. Look for anything that has burrs or rub marks or chafes that might not be a problem now, but could become a problem in the future,” said Neumann.

A problem which could land you in the emergency room if not taken care of.

“Right now we have farmers out there planting crops. So in regards to your planting equipment make sure your nuts and bolts are tight. We always recommend put a wrench on their lug nuts, those are things that need to be tightened periodically,” said Neumann.

The same theory applies to the littlest of machinery like your lawn mower and edger.

“Cleanliness is very important. Making sure your machines are clean. That will help reduce any opportunities for fires to start,” said Neumann.

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