Welcome to Petras Internaltional Trade, Inc.
 Petras International Trade, Inc. - Home Page
 Learn more about our services and goals.
 Our international profile and activities
 Have questions? Let us know!
 Search our database
Cotton Picker Reference Information
 4-Row John Deere Cotton Picker Information
 2-Row John Deere Cotton Picker Information
 Case IH Contact Picker Information
 John Deere Cotton Stripper
 John Deere Cotton Stripper
 Cotton Picker Safety Guidelines
Miscellaneous Functions
 Industry Trade Shows
 Language Translator - Thanks to BabelFish!
 Related Links
 Current Currency Exchange Rates
 Circle One International, Inc. - The World Leader in Sustainable Agriculture(tm)
Cotton Picker Safety
Cotton Picker Safety


The cotton picker is one of the most dangerous of farm machines. This is chiefly due to a lack of caution on the part of the operator. Too often he tries to clean or adjust the machine while it is running and gets caught in the moving parts, especially the picking units (heads). The power take-off must always have the safety shield in place before the machine is used, and failure to observe this point has been the cause of many deaths.

Additional Warnings
  • Do not adjust or work around a picker while it is in motion.
  • Throw the power take-off out of gear before working around the picker.
  • If the picker has a hand clutch, don't work on the picker until is thrown out of gear.
  • Never use a branch of cotton or stick to clean the picking units while they are in motion.
  • Keep hands and feet away from the machine while in motion.
  • Do not operate the cotton picker unless the power take-off shield and other safety shields are in place.
  • Keep all trash from accumulating on the exhaust manifold.



You're the  person to visit our site since

the 22nd of October, 1996