Sukup Manufacturing Co. is committed to providing products that can be
used safely throughout the product's lifetime, but ultimately, safe operation is up to
you. Please keep these simple precautions in mind, especially for your children.
Follow machine safety signs and messages
Observe safe operating practices. Carefully read all equipment manuals and all safety
signs. Safety signs and decals must be kept in good condition.
Replace all missing shields and/or warning decals immediately. Replacement safety
shields and warning decals for Sukup equipment are available free of charge from Sukup
Manufacturing Company. Write to Sukup Manufacturing Company, P.O. Box 677, Sheffield, Iowa
50475-0677 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to use the controls and operate equipment properly. Do not let anyone
(especially children) operate equipment without thorough training of the basic operations
of the machine and safety procedures.
Make no unauthorized modifications to the machine. Modifications may endanger the
function and/or safety of the unit. Periodically check all mechanical and electrical
components. Keep all equipment in good working condition.
- Danger: Never enter bin unless all power is LOCKED OFF and another person is
- Rotating augers can kill or dismember!
- Flowing grain may trap and suffocate!
- Never, Never clean out your bin with augers running!
Grain Bin Safety Precautions
- Don't enter a bin of flowing grain.
- Don't enter a bin to break a crust or remove a blockage when unloading equipment is
running, whether or not grain is flowing. Restarted flow can trap you.
- Don't enter a bin unless you know the nature of previous grain removal, especially if
any crusting is evident.
- Beware of walking on any surface crust.
- Don't depend on a second person - on the bin roof, on the ground or at some remote point
- to start or stop equipment on your shouted instructions. Equipment noise can block out
shouts for action or assistance. That person may fall or over-exert in the panic and haste
of getting off the bin or running to the control point.
- Be wary and alert while working with grain that has gone out of condition. There may be
molds, blocked flow, cavities, cave-ins or crusting.
- When entering a questionable bin or storage area, have one inside and two outside
workers. Attach a safety rope to the man in the bin with the two men outside capable of
lifting him out without entering the bin. One man outside cannot do this and cannot go for
help while giving first aid.
- Always wear a respirator capable of filtering fine dust when working in obviously
dusty-moldy grain. Never work in such conditions, even with protection, without a second
person on safety stand-by.
- Parents, watch your children. Keep them away from bins and vehicles with flowing grain.
Small hands and feet can penetrate even properly shielded augers, belts and PTO's.
- If a grain bin is peaked close to the roof, be extremely cautious. Crawling between roof
and peak can cave grain and block the exit.
For more information on farm equipment safety, contact Sukup Manufacturing Company.