Farm Table says:
The Back Pocket Guide
Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has developed a pocket guide about reducing the risk of harvest related fires.
Harvester fires can not only damage or destroy machinery but can also cause considerable damage to surrounding crops and properties and endanger life.
- all harvesters are prone to fire but crop and machine losses can be minimised with hygiene, inspection and maintenance
- bearings, hydraulic lines and belts need to be closely monitored and the harvester should be kept free of dust and chaff accumulation
- according to Kondinin Group research, on average annually, around 7% of harvesters will start a fire. Of these, one in ten will cause significant damage to the machine or surrounding crop
- if you detect a fire, face the harvester into the wind and evacuate promptly
The resource is available for download and includes more detailed information about this important safety topic.