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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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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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Manual available to assist fire affected farmers.. The manual is designed to be a resource for farmers, land managers, advisors and Government agencies to assist in the fire recovery process at the farm level... Information is provided on the key management issues that farmers will need to address over the months following a fire, to return their paddocks to full production...
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Manual available to assist fire affected farmers.. The manual is designed to be a resource for farmers, land managers, advisors and Government agencies to assist in the fire recovery process at the farm level... Information is provided on the key management issues that farmers will need to address over the months following a fire, to return their paddocks to full production...
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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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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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A few steps to preventing header fires.. On machines without an automated engine blowdown system, Dr Quick says it can be necessary to remove flammable material from the engine bay as frequently as every 30 minutes or every time the chaser bin is filled... Having a button on the dash that the operator could hit to drench the machine or the engine bay in fire retardant would help reduce the chance of burning a header to the ground," he says...
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