Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 55
  1. #41
    Super Member Gary Fowler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8,120
    Location
    Bismarck Arkansas
    Tractor
    2009 Kubota RTV 900, 2009 Kubota B26 TLB & 2010 model LS P7010

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by ovrszd View Post
    The only thing I can imagine worse than burning up my $2000 lawn mower would be to burn up my $43000 tractor.
    I was referring to the little grass fire like in the photo, not trying to put out a forest fire. A small time fire like that could be snuffed out easily with the FEL floating along on the ground and no flames would be getting to the tractor. Anything that you could put out with wet burlap would easily be killed with the FEL. It might be required to run back over the burn line again to knock down the flare ups.
    I routinely punch up a burning brush pile with the FEL with nothing other than a little black charcoal on the FEL to show for it.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

  2. #42
    Veteran Member yelbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,568
    Location
    Near Winnipeg, Mb, Canada
    Tractor
    John Deere 2305, 2320,Z465

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    I can recall two incidents from burning grass. First time I tried to put it out with the mower, worked fine until the clipping on top of the mower deck caught fire. Kicked off the little fire and put the tractor away after that. Second time larger fire reignited and headed towards a bluff where we stored our trailer in a opening within it. I was "smart" this time, I use the fel and dragged the bucket over the flames. Again worked great until I stalled. Not by lack of oxygen but by lack of RPMs. Restarting seemed to take a long time(had to try twice, second attempt in neutral). My heart was in my throat when it stalled, but I would have lost the RV and trailers had it really got away from me.

    Moral of the story tractor don't make good fire extinguishers!
    Last edited by yelbike; 01-31-2013 at 09:15 AM.
    Carefull what you aim for, Aim for nothing and you will achieve it with amazing accuracy.

  3. #43
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,316
    Location
    Murray, KY
    Tractor
    265 MF / JD 310B Backhoe

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by yelbike View Post
    I can recall two incidents from burning grass. First time I tried to put it out with the mower, worked fine until the clipping on top of the mower deck caught fire. Kicked off the little fire and put the tractor away after that. Second time larger fire reignited and headed towards a bluff where we stored our trailer in a opening within it. I was "smart" this time, I use the fel and dragged the bucket over the flames. Again worked great until I stalled. Not by lack of oxygen but by lack of RPMs. Restarting seemed to take a long time(had to try twice, second attempt in neutral). My heart was in my throat when it stalled, but I would have lost the RV and trailers had it really got away from me.

    Moral of the story tractor don't make good extinguishers!
    Your restart story reminded me of my dad bunching up a live dozer pile fire that was quite hot. He was using a reversed grader blade on an 1962 801 Ford which worked great until it died on him. The rear red tail light lens was already melting and some how he could still think clear enough to trouble shoot the problem and got off the tractor and checked the fuel shut off valve. That was the first and last time that valve ever closed by itself in the life of the tractor but the fuel shut off some how clicked to the OFF position when the tractor was in a fire.

    He flipped it back to on and got on the very hot tractor by now and started it and parked it in a cool place for a while.

    Working equipment in a live fire environmental is risky on ALL levels.

  4. #44
    Super Member ovrszd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    6,232
    Location
    Missouri
    Tractor
    Kubota M9540, Ford 3910FWD, JD2210

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    I remember one day in High school, the teacher came in and asked all able bodied males above 9the grade to turn out and be hauled to a fire scene. I was given a wet burlap bag, and we fought a grass/brush fire for about an hour. We all thought it was fun, can you imagine what would happen in today's world if the school asked the kids to go to put out a fire?.. times have changed..

    James K0UA
    And changed for the worst I'm afraid. Didn't hurt you a bit did it.
    Richard

    "Happiness isn't having everything you want, it's wanting everything you have."

  5. #45
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    16,987
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by ovrszd View Post
    And changed for the worst I'm afraid. Didn't hurt you a bit did it.
    we were all fine, and thought it was a lot of fun to get out of class and do a "mans" job.

    James K0UA
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  6. #46
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,613
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Tractor
    Ford 3930

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    we were all fine, and thought it was a lot of fun to get out of class and do a "mans" job.

    James K0UA
    What !!!

    Make a Decision / Take direct Action / Complete a Meaningful Task !


    We'd have extraneous productivity breaking out all over if that was still the case !



    I remember, at about 11 years old, being on my Uncle's farm for summer vacation. Call came, so went up to the village, and he got out the Fire tanker, and we drove down to the local dump. Turns out, the old timer minding the dump had a small grass fire start to get away from him. Once we made sure that the old feller wasn't going into cardiac arrest, my uncle and I put out the fire - just hustled with shovels, and the sand base soil.

    Laid some water down surrounding the burn area, filled the tanker back up at the river, drove back to the Hall. First time I saw a split shifter. Really cool day, for an 11 y/o.

    Back then, I'm pretty sure none of the local volunteers got paid for Fire duty. Even more so than these details, what I remember the most about that day was that my Uncle (RIP, a great guy) did all that just as a reflex.

    Times, education, and people, have changed.

    Rgds, D.

  7. #47
    Super Member ovrszd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    6,232
    Location
    Missouri
    Tractor
    Kubota M9540, Ford 3910FWD, JD2210

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    The town my school was in had a three block long paved Main Street Business District. In the Spring the High School FFA would take an afternoon off from classes and go uptown to work with the Volunteer Fire Department washing down Main Street with fire hoses and brooms. It was a great community project and the two gas stations and one grocery store would hand out free pop, candy bars and ice cream bars.
    Richard

    "Happiness isn't having everything you want, it's wanting everything you have."

  8. #48
    Super Member TomSeller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    5,386
    Location
    .
    Tractor
    JD, Massey, Kubota, Case

    Default

    Maybe he can't see so well and has replaced his blade with a weed burner to make for a more clearly defined line of where he last mowed.... errr,, burned.

  9. #49
    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,226
    Location
    SW Pa.
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson GC2400

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Hawkins View Post
    Lack of oxygen was also an issue for me back then.
    Is that the 'official' story?

    Rumors have it as 'Mary Jane'
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

  10. #50
    Elite Member Don87's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    4,226
    Location
    SW Pa.
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson GC2400

    Default Re: Extinguishing a brush fire with a lawn tractor

    I couldn't resist^^^^^^^^ was just too easy
    Don

    MF GC2400, FEL, 60in.MMM, 5ft. Cultivator, Single Bottom Plow, Bush Hog RTC48 tiller, MF 2360 front mount snowblower, 5ft backblade. BXpanded Piranha toothbar.

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 11-26-2012, 07:55 PM
  2. Help with Brush Fire Water Rig
    By trook in forum Attachments
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 11-13-2012, 10:05 PM
  3. Brush cutter/Lawn Vacuum.
    By JDTank in forum John Deere Lawn & Garden
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-12-2011, 12:44 AM
  4. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-29-2011, 12:43 PM
  5. Brush Fire
    By Egon in forum Photos
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-22-2008, 10:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.