Agriculture Reflective Tape Aids Farm Safety
Whether on a small family farm or large commercial farm, safety is a crucial issue. The farmer must stay safe as he operates the tractors and heavy machinery used in growing crops or raising cattle. The farmer must see and be seen in order to insure his safety. Agriculture reflective tape is used for just that purpose.
Agriculture reflective material must have a high reflectivity. The ability to reflect light is especially required at night. Tractors and other heavy equipment often operated at night on narrow roads with lanes not wide enough to contain the machine's width. The result of this situation is an increase chance of an accident. As light from an approaching car on the highway strikes the tape which has been applied to machinery, the light is reflected back to the oncoming driver making the farm apparatus more visual and decrease possibility of a collision.
Any product used on the farm must be durable to withstand the rigors of hours in the field. Agriculture reflective tape does not require its edge to be sealed. This enables the tape to resist water and particles from working their way under the tape and making the adhesive seal weak causing it to peel off the machine's surface. The construction of the material and edge sealing ability allows the farmer to place a rivet through it when the need arises. The tape will not peel or tear away from position of the rivet. The tape product is resistant to the impacts that can result from work during the farm day.
A dirty farm must from time to time be cleaned. High pressure washing is used cut through the layers of debris which comes with use on the farm. Agriculture reflective tape is able to withstand the pressure washing and stay firmly in position during this time. The ability to stay in place means the farmer does not have to replace the tape.
A quality agriculture reflective tape comes in various shapes which aid in the placement on the farm machinery. The reflective colors are red and yellow which call forth to the person who see them that there is possible danger and a need for caution. The agriculture reflective tape is made of a thin single layer construction. The thin, flexible construction makes it easier to apply to the surface in the required design.
Safety is an important subject on the farm big or small. The farmer's ability to stay safe is aided by the proper use and placement of agriculture reflective tape to whatever he is operating.