Originally Posted by wolc123
Make sure your crank start tractor is in neutral before you turn the crank.
I was having some problems with the neutral safety switch on mine so I jumped it to by pass it. Forgot I had done that and didn't use the tractor for a month or so. Cranked it up backed it out of the shed fine, turned it off to check the oil. Turned it back on (while standing to the side) so I could adjust the hyd arms and darned if that tractor didn't start up and go off down the road with no driver. I jumped out of the way, missed me plenty but I stood there and watched it go before I decided to catch up with it and do a dukes of hazzard reboard.
1. EQUIPMENT - It can kill you, be safer than you think you need to. If it can go wrong, it will.
2. IMPLEMENTS - They can kill you, keep them maintained , buy good quality and heavy duty. Price isn't everything.
3. HERBICIDES - Read the label and don't play scientist.
4. OPERATIONS - You'll never get everything you want to done, accept it and be happy with anything you do, no matter the outcome. Either you'll be successful or you will learn something if you're not, both are good. Failure is only temporary if you keep at it.
5. Food plots - experiment, not all deer prefer the same thing. Never believe that pH doesn't matter, it does. Soil test, a guess is just a guess. Work with what you have, don't worry about what you don't. i.e. 1/2 acre vs 5 acre plot , perfect soil vs not so perfect