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This is what a JD combine looks like after it has been through a fire, with a full load of corn.

 

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Well, the fire started below the cab due to an electrical fire.
 

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Hey JOJO am I missing something about the 50 walkers. Do they have electrical problems in the cab, behind the cab? I own one and would like any heads up before any mishaps.
 

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davedan, area under that cab can fill up with stuff that can burn, mice love it and chew on wires till they get together and poof. shoot your leaf blower under there every day. If it is packed, air compressor with a long stinger does it. If you smell mice you know what better take a close look.

Looks like the corn smothered the fire. How much did the adjuster say it would cost to recab/harness it?
 

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Anyone know where this pic was taken? It looks exactly like a 9650 Walker that burned in a cornfield east of Clarkfield Mn. only when we saw it they had removed the cornhead from it.A guy we know had a fire on his 9650W that caused $6000 damage to it this fall but after a little layup and use of a "loaner",they were able to keep runnin'.

Our Deere dealer told us there was an unusual amount of combine fires this fall due to extremely dry conditions.It's one of the reasons rental combines were scarce since if a customer's combine burned,they felt obligated to let them use the "loaner"combines before they would rent them out.That's understandable.Everybody got their harvesting done anyway.
 

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There has seemed to be a lot of fires this year. Unfourtunatly, one of them was me...the ol' Gleaner L burned up from a electrical fire. We had a couple customers with NH TR99's that had bearing go out on them and are no more.
 

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I didn't want to hurt your feelings Combiness, we all know how much you love combines. It seemed like it happened just hours after I parked my "new" M. Maybe it was jealous! lol
 

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Yes, I am rather deeply saddened by the news, Cogleaner. I was also on top of your story last winter on just getting this beautiful 1976 L and remember how happy you were to get her and I was, too. I'm still in shock just knowing she's gone now. I suppose the worst of it, is knowing you actually only got to spend only part of this summer's wheat season with her before the accident.
 

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Hello , heres the story of a 50 series combine, this machine burnt because of a non common problem. Due to how close i'm to this machine i can garantee that this was no electrical fire. It was not a so called common deere problem. Leaves piled up under cab, and ignited due to a non common bearing failure , causing the above issue. Hate to ruffle feathers but there was a r62 burnt outside of Bellingham last season. BOTTOM LINE, all colors will burn, plenty of good machine in the slavage yards that should have never happened.
 

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Combine fires SCARE ME! All that dry material moving through a piece of equipment loaded with warm/hot bearings, and tons of other moving (friction-causing) parts...YIKES!!

 

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Wow! TxFarmer you just redefined the meaning of the word fire! Especially, on a combine! Wonder what the cause of this fire was? Was this combine a neighbor of yours? I hope that everyone was alright. It is sad to see a nice piece of machinery burn down to nothing in only a matter of minutes.
 

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strawboss: the pics show a BAD fire, huh? No, it is not around here..in fact, I do not know who's it is WAS!


JoJo: You are right. There was quite a debate about the fire. Just so others know, the debate had to do with the way the combine was parked (fire is going with the wind), the way the duals were removed, the lunchbox , water jug, [position of the]fire extinguisher and other stuff that was removed from the cab, and other BS. Bottom line is that there is always someone that will cry 'foul'. I have not ever speculated as to what happened in those pics...I was not there, and will not pretend to know what happened!
 

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OOOUUUCCCHHH!!!!!!


Dang, Russ....that's a sad story! Sad-looking 16, also!

I know a lot of you have seen the pics that I posted above of the combine on fire, but for those of you that have not, here is one more. This pic is after the FD arrives...looks as though they are way late..

 

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We had a fire a couple years ago. We had only been cutting for about one hour when i saw a huge cloud of black smoke over the hill. A bearing on the accelerator roll went out but some how didn't set the machine on fire. We were cutting next to our house and buildings if the wind had been blowing the opposite direction, we would have had an extremely big problem. Fortunetly the wind blew it up against the summer fallow and we only lost about thirty acres.
 
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