Did you know that on average, 7% of harvesters start a fire each year, and one in ten of these fires cause significant damage to the machine or surrounding crop, according to Kondinin Group research? It's a startling statistic that highlights the importance of fire prevention during harvest season.

As the chaser bin driver is often the first on the scene of a harvester fire, having a fire extinguisher or fire fighting unit on your chaser bin can be crucial. Not only can it help you quickly and effectively put out any fires that may occur, but it can also potentially minimize the damage caused by the fire.

At Davimac, we offer two fire fighting options when purchasing a chaser bin.

You can choose

  • to mount a 9L air/water mix fire extinguisher to the front chassis, suitable for stopping small fires.
  • Alternatively, you can select a forward-mounted fire fighting unit with a 400L tank, custom-designed mounting bracket, pump, and 36m hose to dispense water up to 120L/min.

fire extinguisher unit on chaser bin 

Investing in a chaser bin with a fire extinguisher or fire fighting unit is a small but significant investment that can make a big difference in terms of safety, response time, and cost savings.

To learn more about how to prepare for harvest fires, be sure to download the GRDC Reducing Harvest Fire: The Back Pocket Guide.

 

 

March 03, 2023