Agribusiness presents unique fire protection challenges for vehicle manufacturers and owners. The importance of providing protection to these high-value machines is critical to keeping them in the field and delivering their harvested products to the market.
The size of the machine combined with its location could have a disastrous outcome if a fire were to occur. Not only is the equipment at risk, but also the operator. Lubricants and hydraulic fluids (fuel), when combined with the heat of the engine (ignition source), are the primary cause of a fire. Crop residue and other debris from the field may also ignite, spreading the fire into the surrounding field.