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Dangerous MF Ride

My husband purchased our Massey Ferguson tractor used. We had a 40 foot dock we wanted put into our pond. We chose July 18, 2003 to do this. My husband had the semi with the JD loader on and was going to lift the dock and put it into the pond. I was to drive the MF towing the dock down the back dirt roads. I ended up on top of a hill. I put the tractor in the lowest possible gear, slowed to a stop and began my 'slow' descent down the dirt road. I knew not far down the hill that something was NOT right. It was as though I had the clutch pushed all the way in. I 'free wheeled' down the dirt road. The 40 foot dock pushed the rear end of the tractor up and puntured the left rear tire of the tractor. I don't remember anything from here on. According to the facts I made it to the bottom of the hill before the tractor rolled. My foot was pinned under the tractor. I pulled my foot out from under the tractor and dragged myself across the dirt road 100' and laid in the ditch on the other side of the road. My fear was fire. The diesel was still running upside down. It ran until all the oil and gas was gone. The piston spun in the block causing irrepairable damage. It is going to cost approx. 5,000.00 to rebuild the engine. I sustained major injury to my foot: brok 5 metatarsal bones, severed two main tendons, severed the main artery that supplies blood to the foot, and had multiple dislocations from 'hyper extending' my foot backwards to pull it out from under the tractor. I had 4 screws put in my foot. On December 22, 2003 the bone became infected and I was hospitalized for 10 days ovre Christmas and New Years. I had an intervenious IV for 6 weeks after the screws were removed and then was on oral antibiotics for 3 months after that. I had to learn how to walk again. My husband became MOM and DAD! The strain and stress on my family was extreme. I feel blessed to be alive, my husband and my daughters have their wife and mother! This could have been totally avoided had this lever been properly marked. I suggest to anyone who owns or is purchasing ANY USED MASSEY FERGUSON TRACTOR, to obtain an owners mauneal. So, what happened to me does not happen to you. I feel the victor for I am walking now and the tractor still sits torn apart in the barn. If anyone has any information regarding older MF tractors please let me know. My husband and I already have 1,500.00 invested not including the rebuilding of the engine! I don't know the technical term for this particular lever. YOU research it and get a manuel to properly inform yourself! Don't make our mistake. It cost me dearly, Mrs. Jolene Rogala

Mrs. Jolene Rogala, MI, entered 2004-07-20
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