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" Date: 29.11.2011 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks Graeme Quick 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is reminding growers of the need to reduce the potential for combine harvester fires this summer... Internationally-recognised agricultural engineer and harvester expert, Dr Graeme Quick, whose research into harvester fires is supported by the GRDC, says the key to avoiding harvester fires is diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during the highest fire risk periods. ".. The issue of combine harvester fires was investigated last year by Dr Quick, who was engaged by the GRDC to look at the causes of a spate of blazes and to prepare a set of recommendations for reducing the impact and consequences of combine harvester fires...
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" Date: 29.11.2011 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks Graeme Quick 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is reminding growers of the need to reduce the potential for combine harvester fires this summer... Internationally-recognised agricultural engineer and harvester expert, Dr Graeme Quick, whose research into harvester fires is supported by the GRDC, says the key to avoiding harvester fires is diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during the highest fire risk periods. ".. The issue of combine harvester fires was investigated last year by Dr Quick, who was engaged by the GRDC to look at the causes of a spate of blazes and to prepare a set of recommendations for reducing the impact and consequences of combine harvester fires...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
" Date: 29.11.2011 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks Graeme Quick 'Tis the season to be wary of combine harvester fire risks The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is reminding growers of the need to reduce the potential for combine harvester fires this summer... Internationally-recognised agricultural engineer and harvester expert, Dr Graeme Quick, whose research into harvester fires is supported by the GRDC, says the key to avoiding harvester fires is diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during the highest fire risk periods. ".. The issue of combine harvester fires was investigated last year by Dr Quick, who was engaged by the GRDC to look at the causes of a spate of blazes and to prepare a set of recommendations for reducing the impact and consequences of combine harvester fires...
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Growers reminded to implement harvester fire reduction strategies.. Grain growers in the southern cropping region are reminded to implement strategies and take precautions to reduce the risk of fires caused by machinery this harvest... " machinery failure is in many cases responsible for fires starting so it is critical that growers undertake harvester operation checks and regular maintenance leading up to and throughout harvest in an effort to reduce the risk of fire."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Growers reminded to implement harvester fire reduction strategies.. Grain growers in the southern cropping region are reminded to implement strategies and take precautions to reduce the risk of fires caused by machinery this harvest... " machinery failure is in many cases responsible for fires starting so it is critical that growers undertake harvester operation checks and regular maintenance leading up to and throughout harvest in an effort to reduce the risk of fire."..
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If you detect a fire, face the harvester into the wind and evacuate promptly... Harvester fires can not only damage or destroy machinery but can also cause considerable damage to surrounding crops and properties and endanger life... Use the battery isolation switch when the harvester is parked...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
If you detect a fire, face the harvester into the wind and evacuate promptly... Harvester fires can not only damage or destroy machinery but can also cause considerable damage to surrounding crops and properties and endanger life... Use the battery isolation switch when the harvester is parked...
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Reducing harvester fire risk a priority for grain growers.. Supported in his research by the GRDC, Dr Quick said the key to avoiding harvester fires was diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during periods of extreme fire risk: low humidity, high winds and vulnerable crop conditions... From his research, Dr Quick said apart from the engine bay, other causes of harvester fires included failed bearings or brake problems, electrical faults, fluid leaks and rock strikes...
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Internationally-recognised agricultural engineer and harvester expert, Dr Graeme Quick, says the most common cause of harvester fires is in the engine bay, where material can collect on hot components such as the exhaust manifold and turbocharger... Supported in his research by the GRDC, Dr Quick said the key to avoiding harvester fires was diligence in clean down and inspection, and postponing paddock work during periods of extreme fire risk: low humidity, high winds and vulnerable crop conditions... From his research, Dr Quick said apart from the engine bay, other causes of harvester fires included failed bearings or brake problems, electrical faults, fluid leaks and rock strikes...
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Take simple steps to reduce harvester fire risk.. Growers are reminded to conduct harvester operation checks and maintenance both in the lead-up to and during harvest to reduce the risk of fire... "From a mechanical perspective, growers don't want breakdowns during harvest so they need to make sure bearings and belts are well-maintained with visual inspections before harvest," he said...
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