Restoring interior of tractor cab has health benefit, company says
According to recent health studies, it is estimated a third of United States farmers suffer from hearing loss. Farmers spend long harvest time hours working in tractor cabs that are louder than necessary, which can cause long-term hearing loss, according to officials from a Fairbury, Ill.-based company.
Fehr Cab Interiors can help make the cab environment become quieter and cleaner. If a tractor is more than 15 years old, the owner may want to look at restoration.
Over time, the vinyl gets saggy and the foam lining in the cab loses all acoustical properties and starts to harden and deteriorate from exposure to sunlight and extreme temperature differences from summer to winter. The foam really should be replaced with a new acoustical foam that makes the cab so much quieter and it can silence the high pitched sound decibels that can damage hearing. Fehr Cab Interiors can custom fabricate most acoustical cab parts, using the original panels as patterns, carefully duplicating them using new material to restore any cab.
Since 1988, Fehr Cab Interiors continues to add more kits for newer models as customer demand dictates. More than 700 different models are available. The company strives to have enough inventory so orders can be shipped the same day. To make installation easier for farmers, there is a new “installation tips” video on the website. Over the past 25 years, Fehr officials have listened to requests and concerns, which they say has contributed to increased quality and affordability. Many of the newer cabs have plastic pre-molded panels with the foam vacuum-formed onto these panels. The company makes these laminated parts now for some Case IH, Allis-Chalmers, John Deere, Ford, and White tractors. Many pre-cut floor mats are also available. For more information, call 815-693-3355 or visit www.fehrcab.com.