The Fields Fireman extinguisher is universal, so it can be fitted immediately to most types of tractors. In exceptional cases, we can make a custom-designed adapter to fit it to the type you want.
All machines need a fire extinguisher, including tractors, combines and trucks. Most fires on these machines are caused by petroleum products or electrical systems, so it is important to have an ABC or BC type extinguisher. The Fields Fireman extinguisher has proven to be extremely effective in extinguishing these types of fires.
In order to prevent harvest fires, it is important to regularly check and maintain the components of agricultural machinery. In many cases, the mechanical friction of a seized bearing can result in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius. Therefore, rotating, friction-sensitive parts should always be accurately adjusted and regularly oiled and greased. In addition, it is important to keep machinery clean to avoid the accumulation of oil sludge and plant debris, which creates a highly flammable medium. Make sure that batteries are properly covered and that the integrity of the factory enclosures and electrical wiring is constantly checked, as an electrical spark can easily cause a fire. Carry out a spark test and ensure that your machine is fitted with a suitable spark arrestor. It is also a good idea to keep fire extinguishers on harvesting and transport vehicles. Never refuel in a field or harvest area. Always move to a safer location for fire safety. By taking precautions, you can make the harvest season safer and prevent fires with serious consequences.
Electrical, mechanical or static sparks are a fire hazard for diesel engines. Static discharges from the exhaust, electrical equipment or fan belt are extremely dangerous.
Fire extinguishers of the ABC type are recommended for extinguishing agricultural machinery, but in many cases they are not the solution. The design of the combine harvester can be a major obstacle to extinguishing fires, as the enclosed engine compartment is located at a height and the introduction of extinguishing agent is very difficult. In contrast to conventional ABC extinguishers, the Fields Fireman extinguishing system can intervene more effectively, as it has a capacity of up to 96 extinguishers.
In most cases, a combine harvester can catch fire when dry plant material or crop dust mixes with heat generated by the combine's engine, belts or exhaust system, or with static electricity generated by the combine's movement over the fields. Fires can be prevented by regular maintenance and inspections and by careful and safe driving practices.
Diesel fuel has different properties compared to petrol. Petrol vapour is easily ignited, whereas diesel vapour is flammable. As with petrol, it is the vapour that causes the fire, not the fuel itself. Diesel burns slowly and therefore makes it very difficult to extinguish.