Protecting farming machinery of all sizes from fire threats while at work in the field.
Agribusiness presents unique fire protection challenges for vehicle manufacturers and owners. The importance of providing protection to these high-value machines is critical to keeping them in the field and delivering their harvested products to the market .
The size of the machine combined with its location could have a disastrous outcome if a fire were to occur. Not only is the equipment at risk, but also the operator. Lubricants and hydraulic fluids (fuel), when combined with the heat of the engine (ignition source), are the primary cause of a fire. Crop residue and other debris from the field may also ignite, spreading the fire into the surrounding field.
TYPICAL MACHINERY PROTECTED
|– Hydraulics||– Tractor|
|– Engine Compartments||– Harvester/Combine|
When observing a combine threshing a grain crop, the thought of a fire is probably not the first thing to come to mind. However, this is a very real threat to the workers on the job. In the past 20 years there have been more than 1000 fires reported to local fire departments.
See how Kidde Fire Systems’ products can protect your application. The links below will take you to detailed product information on our fire protection solutions that are recommended for this industry.