Windrowers are large, wheeled agricultural machinery with many blades that turn at high speed used to process wheat and other grains. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and can be used for tasks such as harvesting corn, wheat, or soybeans.

The blades on windrowers are typically made of high-quality steel and are fitted with a number of guards to protect the operator from injuries. There are also special safety features built into many windrowers that help prevent the blades from Falling off the machine while it is in use.

Windrowers can be hazardous devices if they are not used properly.  For example, if the blades become jammed while the windrower is in operation, they can become dangerously entangled with the vegetation being cut. Injuries that may occur as a result of this include cuts and lacerations.

The most common type of injury caused by a windrower is a crushing injury. When the machine is in motion, it can push objects up against the operator’s body, causing serious injury. Other injuries that can occur with windrowers include puncture wounds, and amputations.

According to the National Agricultural Injury Survey, between 1995 and 2007, windrowers were the cause of 18 percent of all agricultural injuries.  If you are an agricultural worker, farmer, or landowner who uses a windrower, be aware of the risks associated with this powerful machine. If you are injured while using a windrower, speak to an attorney as soon as possible for help navigating the legal system and protecting your rights.