Originally Posted by bmoorefield
I just purchased an 18 hp Billygoat and tailgate mounted it to a 14' dump trailer. Has anybody had any concern with debris landing on the exhaust and causing a fire? With all the dust and misc. leaves flying around I thought that could be an issue.
We have a very similar setup. We get blow by on the trailer and sometimes it lands on the muffler. The good part is as long as they are pretty small parts they instantly burn and you shouldn't have to worry about a fire. We probably should have a fire extinguisher just in case.
One time I had some leaves get caught up in my Z and start on fire. I quick grabbed a back pack and blew all the debris out. Fortunately my mower didn't catch on fire and crisis was averted.