Ive hit a few big roots with the rippers on the box blade on my old Alice Chamlers and nearly been thrown off. I learned very quickly going very slow saves me a lot of pain. The seat seems to sit just high enough to where when your thrown the steering wheel ends up in your groin area.
and on an ATV the handle bars are just the right height to catch your thigh's then bend you over the bars so your head hits the headlight pod
been there done that a few times, funny how speed and sudden stopping throws you into things LOL
were all at the mercy of gravity and momentum !
this is why farming is honestly as dangerous as it is, not so bad on the newer equipment, but the 40's to the 90's, some of that equipment was flat out dangerous to operate, very little in the way of safety, just made to work, and lot of farmers missing fingers or dead from things, like roll overs and sudden stops that lead to things
not to mention all them moving parts that are just gear driven and weight in motion
but I find farming very rewarding, and relaxing, minus some of the stress of weather and things beyond one's control HAHA!
sad were loosing so many farmers and farms like we are
in PA. my home state in the last 25 yrs we have lost well over 60% of ALL farms in the state, that's an alarming rate to me
all the more so with human population growing as fast as it is
we all need to eat and well, once farm land is GONE, it never comes back, and as they say, they AIN"TY making any more land either!