Harvest safety with Cameras

Hi Craig,

Just writing to let you know we are needing a new camera system for a replacement header we’ve had to purchase after ours burnt to the ground recently and to let you know that if it wasn’t for the camera setup the outcome could have been a lot worse.

Whilst we lost a header, 60′ front & chaff cart, we still have the operator (my daughter)!
And no, she’s not an inexperienced operator, this is her 10th harvest.

Everything was working fine, no alarms, no smell of smoke (because of the wind direction), she just noticed a slight orange glow in the rear facing camera, got out to investigate and kaboom, up it went. The fuel tank exploded as she was running for the firefighter, but by then there was nothing she could do, the whole lot was engulfed in flames.

Had she not noticed that orange glow in the camera and got out of the header when she did, it could have been a very different story. Orange glow was visible as this happened at about 10.00pm.

L.K. Western Australia

Editors Note: I don’t know about you, but reading this sent chills up my spine!!