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 03-09-2003, 17:37 Post: 50828
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Just wanted to take a quick poll on who wears ear protection on their tractors. When running the rear p.t.o. with a snowblower I can barely stand the noise. Is this to be expected when using the MMM? I haven't taken delivery of the B7800 yet and still have the opportunity to upgrade models. Are they all this loud?






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 03-09-2003, 18:05 Post: 50831
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I try to wear the old shooting muffs whenever I am sitting on top of a running engine. I have lost enough hearing from flying airplanes and shooting guns, so I want to protect what is left.

It must work because if I am on the tractor for 4-5 hours without the muffs I come in really tired. With the muffs I am not so beat-up. Those decibel ratings are logarithmic and even a small increase in numbers will accelerate your hearing loss.... which by the way is cumulative and permanent.

I'll bet Tom G. can educate us on where the numbers begin to cause damage. I know many tractors run in the 90 dB range.






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 03-09-2003, 19:04 Post: 50836
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I know what you mean Mark. I thought my jd 14hp lawn tractor was loud. But I can't get over how loud the 7800 is. I am just reading up on the 3130 series again and have read in their brochure about how quiet they are. I am going to have a test drive tomorrow morning on the 3130 . Hope it is quieter!






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 03-09-2003, 19:05 Post: 50837
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Here is what OSHA says about noise www.osha.org. If you want to know what the noise level is on your tractor you can buy a meter from Radio Shack for about $35. Another way is if you have to yell to a person standing next to you for him to hear you while the tractor is running, you are at the 85dba or higher level. A good rule is to wear hearing protection when operating high noise level equipment. The loss of hearing is over a long time, but it does add up!

The hearing conservation program requires employers to monitor noise exposure levels in a manner that will accurately identify employees who are exposed to noise at or above 85 decibels (dB) averaged over 8 working hours, or an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA.) That is, employers must monitor all employees whose noise exposure is equivalent to or greater than a noise exposure received in 8 hours where the noise level is constantly 85 dB.

Hearing protectors must be available to all workers exposed to 8-hour TWA noise levels of 85 dB or above. This requirement will ensure that employees have access to protectors before they experience a loss in hearing. Hearing protectors must be worn by (1) employees for any period exceeding 6 months from the time they are first exposed to 8-hour TWA noise levels of 85 dB or above until they receive their baseline audiograms in situations where baseline audiograms are delayed because it is inconvenient for mobile test vans to visit the workplace more than once a year; (2) employees who have incurred standard threshold shifts since these workers have demonstrated that they are susceptible to noise; and (3) employees exposed over the permissible exposure limit of 90 dB over an 8-hour TWA.






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 03-09-2003, 19:12 Post: 50838
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OOPS the web site is at www.osha.gov






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 03-09-2003, 19:13 Post: 50839
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I may be deaf but I don't think that I am. I can hear pretty well. I don't wear anything on my ears when I'm using my tractor. The reason is that I don't think it is loud. I never have any ringing in my ears or any kind of sound change when I get off the tractor at all. I have a MF 1250.






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 03-10-2003, 07:01 Post: 50860
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I wear ear plugs whether I am riding my Craftsman lawn tractor or my JD 950. Or using my chain saw for that matter.






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 03-10-2003, 07:15 Post: 50863
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Everyone is different as to the noise levels of tractors. Comparing just ten years ago they are all quiet today. We do outfit a few tractors with stereo headphones which gives you the best of both worlds. Many say they can actually here machines malfunctioning better as the gross noise is cut from the ear muffs. The Kubotas are quiet compared to some of the others but it does vary by size.






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 03-10-2003, 07:22 Post: 50865
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Some overly long stuff I wrote (typical for me I guess) is in a thead titled 'diesel noise-levels.' I measured the sound with a 10-band spectrum analyized from the seat under the canopy of my Ford 1710. The db's ranged from 85 to 97.5 at pto rpm and under no load. Plenty of level to cause hearing damage to many people--given several hour exposures. Actually, a person's natural protection against loud-noises starts declining after about 20 minutes exposure to sustained high-levels.

Jerry, the ear ringing thing isn't a bad measure, but when you get it, it's a sign that damage has been done. Any damage is permanent and cumulative, although surgical implant techniques can be a partial solution. A better measure is if everything sounds much quieter than it should when you get off the tractor. That happens before the ear ringing starts.

Your ears have muscles that clamp down on middle ear bones in response to loud sounds and limit the energy reaching the inner ear, which is why a tractor may not sound very loud initially. In response to sustained loud noise, these muscles stop releasing and then everything sounds quieter when there are no loud sounds. People in typical rock bars almost shout at each other between sets but not necessarily because they're having a good time. It's because their hearing is still clamped down. Eventually, these muscles fatigue and stop providing protection. That's when people start getting the ringing. Mine has been continuous for about 15 years--a result of the music buz. I used custom plugs for about the last 10 of those years.






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 03-10-2003, 07:25 Post: 50866
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I think it does depend on the tractor. My 750 was far louder than my 955. I am not sure there is a direct age correlation as I would think my old MF 65 is quieter than the rest.






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