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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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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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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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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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Dr Graeme Quick was engaged by the GRDC to look at the causes of combine harvester fires... Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being reminded to protect their lives, crops and machinery by minimising the risk of harvester fires this season... To help growers beat this statistic, a new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Back Pocket Guide outlines simple steps that can minimise fire risk while bringing in this season's crop...
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