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John Deere combine fire

March 22nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Another harvest nightmare – this one from Canada.  See earlier post How to cook a Deere
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This is a John Deere 9860 combine, built in 2006 and owned by Fiasco Farms of Melita, Man. Victor Clark, son of Fiasco owner Alan Clark, was combining sunflowers in October when his air filter warning light came on. Victor turned off the threshing unit but left the engine running while he went to see what was wrong. He was just starting down the ladder when he saw smoke. He got the fire extinguisher and discharged it on the fire. From  Editor Whetters Blog

Tags: Fertilizer hits windmill

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  • 1 Sue // Jul 9, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Sometimes adequate preparation is just not enough. The fire extinguisher looks a little out of place lying there on the ground. Sue

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