Growers focused on reducing harvester fire risk

THE Grains Research and Development Corporation and fire safety experts are supporting grain growers in the southern cropping region in their efforts to minimise the risk of harvester fires. Kondinin Group research reveals that on average, about seven per cent of harvesters per year will start a fire. In these cases, one in 10 will cause significant damage to the machine or surrounding crop. But experts say those figures can be reduced with improved harvester hygiene, maintenance and potentially with exhaust system shielding treatments, particularly in more volatile crops such as lentils. Image: GRDC Reducing the risk of harvester fires…

Source: Grain Central
Growers focused on reducing harvester fire risk