Is there some way I can make my tractor more visible?

ctfjr

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Perhaps I can paint it orange. Ah, its already orange. Maybe add a bright new red SMV triangle? Oh, I did that too.
Any suggestions how I can avoid this in the future?

Not visible enough :(
 

RCW

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Your tractor?

I was going to suggest LED lights, but LED's won't help that..... 😳 😳
 

GreensvilleJay

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EASY !!!!

1) Take away the car keys for the white car.

2) Lock the garage door

3) park tractor in Garage, White car stays outside


I did #3 ,2 years ago....BTW my 'Kubota ' garage is heated !
 
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D2Cat

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If the driver is in a comatose state not much can be done. Move tractor/sell tractor, whatever, she'll hit something else!!

If it takes an acre to back and turn a small car everything is in danger.
 
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58Ford

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Hahaha when she licks her fingers to wipe away the damage is priceless!
Sorry about your tractor!
 

fried1765

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Perhaps I can paint it orange. Ah, its already orange. Maybe add a bright new red SMV triangle? Oh, I did that too.
Any suggestions how I can avoid this in the future?

Not visible enough :(
You can't fix an incompetent driver!
How many $$$ to fix the car?
 
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Mrlunchbox

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Anyone who backs out that far to turn needs their license taken away. Can only imagine their driving everywhere else. Also, I hope this isn't your wife, mother, MIL, or anyone else of that matter. 🤪 :LOL: :LOL:
 
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chim

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Take it easy on the driver unless you've never made a mistake and can guarantee you never will.

Unless I'm missing something, it looks like the impact was a shove of the left rear tractor tire with the driver's door of the car. Not sure what might have been her concern with the rear quarter.
 

Daren Todd

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I was gonna suggest DOT reflective tape, but after watching the video, I would go as other suggested. White car parked outside and tractor stored in the garage.
 
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DustyRusty

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That's nothing compared to what happened to my car when my wife went off-roading with it! It was stopped by a large pine tree that snapped off and fell onto the roof. She survived, the car didn't.


busted out sunroof (1).jpg
roof vents.jpg
 
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Biker1mike

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Is the tractor ALWAYS parked there ?
In my world , if any equipment is not back where it always has been I will be held at fault if the wife or kids hit something.
 

skeets

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What ??? I didnt hit your stupid tractor,, what do you mean you have it on tape,, you saw somebody else I never did that,,,, Oh by the way somebody hit my car in the parking lot at Sams
 
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fried1765

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EASY !!!!

1) Take away the car keys for the white car.

2) Lock the garage door

3) park tractor in Garage, White car stays outside


I did #3 ,2 years ago....BTW my 'Kubota ' garage is heated !
When you live North of 54-40N your garage NEEDS to be heated!
 

ctfjr

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To be fair to the wife my son parks his truck out of view of the video camera:
view of garages.jpg


She is always careful about not cutting too soon to avoid it.

As you can see the tractor does live indoors in a heated garage :) I was using the tractor to load that little cart next to the trailer with the 3/4 white marble stones. Then I pulled it to the beds in the front of the house and shoveled it out there. I had just taken a break - old guys have to take breaks.

The damage wasn't terrible she hit the tire:
view of door damage.jpg
 
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Lil Foot

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Mark_BX25D

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Put it close to better drivers.


My mind boggles at how many people think they can back up just looking once out the rear view mirror,
 
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