Tractor driving and the low back

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  • Published: 1 Oct 1999

  • Author(s): Scutter, S, Fulton, I, Cheng, V

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Back pain is common in farmers and has been show in previous research to be related to the exposure to vibration which farmers experience while driving tractors. Various methods of reducing the effects of vibration and the rotated posture are used by farmers, but more information is needed about their effectiveness and mechanisms of operation.