Front-mount fire chaser

THE KONDININ Group researchers have been to visit the team at Butterfield Beef at the hills of the Stirling Ranges in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, so can report first-hand that they run a pretty slick operation.
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Butterfield Beef team innovation

Ben White

This innovation from Paul O'Meehan, Martin Brooks and the team is no exception. They have mounted 1000-litre fire-fighting units to the front of the articulated 4WD tractors that pull chasers at harvest.

The fire units use a hypro pump to pump water through a pipe fitted with TeeJet ¾" boomless nozzles that are pointed forward for chasing down fires.

A hand-held hose is also mounted to the cab-entry side if required.

We hope they don't have to use it but with the chaser usually the first on the scene, we reckon this is a nice setup to quickly douse any fires that spring up.

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