Re: Hearing Protection
The E-A-R plugs above are more comfortable to me than the expanding foam type. They are very soft and conforming. You can push them in as needed to vary the amount of noise reduction. I agree with TWG1572 that you can identify problem clunks and noises but reduce the constant roar when using earplugs or earmuffs.
For some reason Americans seem to have an aversion to safety gear that is commonly used in most other places of the world. I'm not sure why that is, maybe just the renegade pioneer spirit. But I know lots of people missing fingers and limbs and that can't hear a thing because they rejected safety devices. I was watching a reality show last night where a guy was using a table saw on a small piece of wood that I would have surely either sawed off my fingers or caught the kickback in my eye...AAArrrggghh! All the time he kept saying how he was not very good with power tools - DUH!
tractors: 1976 AC 710, 197? Simplicity Sovereign 7016 Six-speed, 2008 Cub Cadet Zero Turn Tractor - ZTT 42 mower
Attachments: Simplicity 46" snowplow, 36" gannon earthcavator, AC 36" rototiller, aerator, spring rake, Agri-fab front scoop (highly modified with winch), lawn sweeper, garden cart
Other stuff: Stihl 035 saw with bad seals, Honda 3000 generator, string trimmer/edger/blower/tiller