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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    He's a card carrying member of the extreme tractoring club!!

    CompactTractorFan, you could do the same with your walk-behind mowers!! Just keep those feet movin'
    Joy is having the tools you need and needing the tools you have!

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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    When clearing land we used to use dozers to fan brush piles while burning them. The fans blew air forward out of the engine compartment, not really a safe practice !!!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    LOL when burning brush piles I run around the pile several times with my sprayer tank, then fill it back up to stand at the ready before starting the fire.

    xtn

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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    It does appear that it's working. Geez, I've been out mowing on days so hot the ground might as well have been on fire.

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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by xtn View Post
    LOL when burning brush piles I run around the pile several times with my sprayer tank, then fill it back up to stand at the ready before starting the fire.

    xtn
    My uncles used to burn brush with a coupla feet of snow on the ground. Obviously worked well, but you may not have that option.

    Around here (Central Ontario, Canada) lately we've had dry enough Winters that I recall a grass fire one January !

    Rgds, D.

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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    It works for sure, but I bet his plastic hood doesn't look pretty now. I would consider that approach for a small grass fire if it threatened my house and I had nothing else otherwise just let it burn. It wont hurt the grass and it will come back faster in the spring than unburned areas. He could likely have done the same thing without putting his tractor in the flame buy just running the mower along the edge of the flame as they do cut past the wheels in most cases. The mower cut and blast of air might do the same thing. Either way, if it was threatening his home, sacrificing his $2-3K lawnmower is better than losing his house and likely only thing hurt if anything would be the plastic shell for hood and front bumper.
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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    How about the plastic roller wheels that guide the deck?
    Hope the gas tank doesn't leak.
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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    I think he would have been better off mowing a fire break several feet out from the fire line instead of torching the mower like that since it was more just dry grass. Also agree that the first thing to do is call the Fire Department.
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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    It works for sure, but I bet his plastic hood doesn't look pretty now. I would consider that approach for a small grass fire if it threatened my house and I had nothing else otherwise just let it burn. It wont hurt the grass and it will come back faster in the spring than unburned areas. He could likely have done the same thing without putting his tractor in the flame buy just running the mower along the edge of the flame as they do cut past the wheels in most cases. The mower cut and blast of air might do the same thing. Either way, if it was threatening his home, sacrificing his $2-3K lawnmower is better than losing his house and likely only thing hurt if anything would be the plastic shell for hood and front bumper.

    I had a similar situation as you described. The fire was headed for the neighbors house thru CRP land. I tried the lawn mower trick. Burned a perfectly good 318 mower to the ground!!!

    The OP dodged a huge bullet with that trick. Might not be so lucky next time.
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    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by ovrszd View Post
    I had a similar situation as you described. The fire was headed for the neighbors house thru CRP land. I tried the lawn mower trick. Burned a perfectly good 318 mower to the ground!!!

    The OP dodged a huge bullet with that trick. Might not be so lucky next time.
    I don't think that was the OP. I'm pretty sure it was photo he found somewhere on the net.
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