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Fire on Board!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by turfquip, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. rats5656

    rats5656 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

  2. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    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.
  3. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    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.
  4. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    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.
  5. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,354

    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
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Huh? When did this happen? I can't believe what I am reading. [​IMG]
  7. The Mowman

    The Mowman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    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.
  8. eslawns

    eslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 712

    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?
  9. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    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.
  10. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    How come you guys are so afraid of fire?

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