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Old 09-04-2000, 02:34 PM
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FIRE FIRE

IHAVE 2 FIRE EXTINGUISHER. IN MY TRAILER
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Old 09-04-2000, 03:28 PM
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Had it happen too!

While bull dozing leaves. The leaves get pushed against the muffler and then catch on fire. Next time i'll have to be more careful.
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Old 09-04-2000, 03:53 PM
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I've had twigs get caught in the muffler shroud on my Exmark, never to the flame stage, but smoking. Also had a bagger with teh auxiliary engine and have had leaves get around the engine. I used to hang a 1 gal. sprayer, filled with water, on the bagger, just in case. Used it a time or two to put out smoldering leaves around the engine.
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Old 09-04-2000, 09:24 PM
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Had two fires start off the muffler on my Walker while doing leaves last year. I always keep a close eye on it and I can smell smoke quick. And of course I am fully insured in case it gets away. Have to always be careful when driving through deep leaves.
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Old 09-04-2000, 09:28 PM
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Cantoo we had the same problem with our Walker mowers in fall cleanups 2 close calls, we are now prepared. Still nothing beats those walker mower for those fall cleanups up here in Maine
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Old 09-04-2000, 11:14 PM
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--'course I got really serious, it'd be DC all the way!
Huh? When did this happen? I can't believe what I am reading.
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Old 09-04-2000, 11:58 PM
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One time we were doing leaves with a truck mounted vacumn when some of the mulched leaves caught fire on the muffler of the vacumn. This was a little more serious due to the fact that there was a whole truck box full of ground up leaves sitting a foot away. I can't imagine what would have happened if there had been a fire in the bed of the truck.
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Old 09-05-2000, 02:02 AM
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I have a FE, but now you have me wondering if it would put out a big fire. I put it behind the seat of the truck, but maybe it should be on the trailer. Both? It's a pretty cheap insurance policy, what do you guys think?
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Old 09-05-2000, 07:55 AM
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Both!! My insurance agent told me that mowers burning is so common that a lot of insurance companies won't cover them for fire. You have to get a separate rider for replacement of mower if totalled. That woke me up to keeping an eye on them.
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Old 09-05-2000, 06:45 PM
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How come you guys are so afraid of fire?
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