Ask the Mechanic

Safety Tip of the Month June 2022

(Getty Images; Photo Illustration by Barry Falkner)

Be careful where you place the net wrap after it is removed from the bale. It's easy to just throw it on the fenders or platform of an open-station tractor. The lugs on a rear tractor tire can grab the net that may be wrapped around your shoe. It grabbed and jerked a warning light off my tractor's fender last week. Net wrap looks weak, but it's strong.


-- Write Steve Thompson at Ask The Mechanic, 2204 Lakeshore Dr., Suite 415, Birmingham, AL 35209, or email, and be sure to include your phone number.