A cooperative based in North and South Dakota is selling wheat growers some protection against a big risk at harvest time: combine fires. Wheat Growers has assembled a firefighting skid that can slide into the back of an 8-foot pickup box and includes a 500-gallon water tank, 70 feet of hose on an electric hose reel with an adjustable fire nozzle and a pump that is powered by a gasoline engine, capable of spraying water as far as 100 feet.
“Wheat Growers commitment to safety extends to our member owners as they work with us to bring in another record crop this harvest season,” Reed Storley, Wheat Growers Parts and Equipment Manager, said. “Unfortunately, fires are common at harvest and this unit, which is basically a portable fire truck, will help a farmer stop a fire in its initial stages.”
For more information, contact the Bath Agronomy location at 605-225-3280.