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Common Causes of Tractor Fires

Tractor fires can result in a major disaster or even death.

Here are some common causes of tractor fires:

  • Electrical shorts in the engine compartment are the most common causes.

  • Exhaust system surfaces that come into contact with flammable material.

  • Overheating bearings and other moving parts.

  • Chafed wiring causing a short.

  • Overloaded batteries.


Here are some signs that your tractor may be at risk for a fire:

  • Blowing fuses or having a circuit that intermittently cuts out can be a sign that there is a short or loose connection in the system.

  • If you notice any unusual smells or smoke coming from your tractor, it is important to investigate the source and address any potential fire hazards.

  • If you have experienced any recent electrical problems or have noticed any other signs of potential fire hazards, it is important to have your tractor inspected by a professional.

To prevent tractor fires, it is important to regularly inspect tractors and address any potential fire hazards, such as electrical shorts, overheating parts, and chafed wiring. It is also important to ensure that the exhaust system is in good condition and free of leaks, and to avoid overloading batteries.

If you need any further help or have any questions about service, tractors, implements, or anything else equipment-related, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944. Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.

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