What is a pull-in point and why is it dangerous?

Some farm machines, such as combines and feed rollers, have rotating parts. Where these parts are close together, they form pull-in points, or points that can catch and quickly draw fabric, body parts, or other items into contact with machinery. Pull-in point hazards are commonly associated with crops being fed into machinery. A pull-in point incident can be very serious because a person can sustain injuries such as amputation, crushed tissue, and broken bones—these incidents can even be fatal.

Avoid a pull-in point incident by always shutting off the tractor or other power source before clearing any plug or jam from equipment or completing any repairs.

To learn more about pull-in points, click here to link to the article “Mechanical Hazards: Pull-in Points.”