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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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" 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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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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Plan of attack needed for harvester fires.. On average 7 percent of harvesters will start a fire in a given year... Growers can use the Grassland Fire Danger Index guide to assess the wind speed at which harvest must cease (a GFDI of 35), depending on the temperature and relative humidity...
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Plan of attack needed for harvester fires.. On average 7 percent of harvesters will start a fire in a given year... Growers can use the Grassland Fire Danger Index guide to assess the wind speed at which harvest must cease (a GFDI of 35), depending on the temperature and relative humidity...
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For more info go to www.storedgrain.com.au 7.16: GCTV Ep#13 Sunflower Harvesting 7.29: Presenter: Kevin Charlesworth Grower & Chairman Aust Sunflower Assoc 7.56: This video will give you some helpful information on how to harvest sunflowers from crop readiness 14.019: all the way through to the final sample that you should achieve... 29.92: When ninety percent of the crop is dry and ten percent of the heads are still green the 35.11: crop is ready to harvest... Unfortunately if you try to harvest over eleven to twelve percent 53.379: you will find it very difficult to set your header as you will get a large amount of straw 58.289: from the stalk and the leaf which will make it very difficult to get a good sample...
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