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    Default Ever start a fire?

    I was mowing a field with the Takeuchi and Davco and after making a pass and turning around I climbed back up the hill and could see smoke.

    I crested the hill and a small fire had started in the field. I immediately looked in the mirror expecting to see the machine on fire but it was not. I attempted to "mow" the fire out but that didn't work and it lit the material on the mower. I tipped/flipped the mower and got most of the debris off and hauled butt across the field to my truck and called 911.

    The best I can tell it was the blade hitting a rock and creating a spark. Anybody ever hear of this or have another idea? The machine and mower were checked and showed no signs of burnt debris anywhere (except on top where I caught it on fire)

    We have some very dry conditions right now and it went up quick.

    The fire dept shows up drives a tanker out in the field, blows the tranny and got swallowed by the fire. No one was hurt and they contained the fire to this 8 acre field but the truck was a total loss.

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    Default Re: Ever start a fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by QwikDraw View Post
    I was mowing a field with the Takeuchi and Davco and after making a pass and turning around I climbed back up the hill and could see smoke.

    I crested the hill and a small fire had started in the field. I immediately looked in the mirror expecting to see the machine on fire but it was not. I attempted to "mow" the fire out but that didn't work and it lit the material on the mower. I tipped/flipped the mower and got most of the debris off and hauled butt across the field to my truck and called 911.

    The best I can tell it was the blade hitting a rock and creating a spark. Anybody ever hear of this or have another idea? The machine and mower were checked and showed no signs of burnt debris anywhere (except on top where I caught it on fire)

    We have some very dry conditions right now and it went up quick.

    The fire dept shows up drives a tanker out in the field, blows the tranny and got swallowed by the fire. No one was hurt and they contained the fire to this 8 acre field but the truck was a total loss.

    Sounds like a bad deal. Glad everyone came out okay, it could have been worse.
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    Default Re: Ever start a fire?

    IMAGINE EXPLAINING THAT ONE TO THE CHIEF! WONDER HOW THE DEPARTMENT WILL EXPLAIN THAT TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY. IT'S NOT FUNNY BOUT WHAT HAPPENED, BUT U GOTTA ADMIT, THERE IS A LITTLE ROOM FOR HUMOR ON THAT ONE.

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    Default Re: Ever start a fire?

    I see it all the time. I have seen just about everything get burned up or start a fire.

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    Default Re: Ever start a fire?

    The only thing you can see on the truck "Dial 911".

    That's something you don't see everyday... were they trying to put out the flames before the truck caught fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTROAD View Post
    I see it all the time. I have seen just about everything get burned up or start a fire.

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    Look at that! Thats a lot of smoke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johndeere3720 View Post
    Look at that! Thats a lot of smoke!
    That one ended up being almost 20k acres! It was a couple of years back in Horry County, SC. Burned up several homes and other stuff.

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    Have you ever heard of a spark from the blade starting the fire?
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    Default Re: Ever start a fire?

    Quote Originally Posted by QwikDraw View Post
    Have you ever heard of a spark from the blade starting the fire?
    Yes, especially this time of year when relative humidity levels are very low on the east coast. Personally, I can recall two such fires. One was started in dry Kudzu by a bushhog behind a tractor and the other was a skid steer mounted cutter and was working in understory. Both machines were completely burned as well as several acres on each fire. You were lucky that your Tak survived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTROAD View Post
    That one ended up being almost 20k acres! It was a couple of years back in Horry County, SC. Burned up several homes and other stuff.
    All I can say is WOW.
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