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Neighbor/cousins bi-directional just burned up.  Could have been a lot worse because it was parked right next to their 6030.

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That’s no good....

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Is there a possibility that it may be salvagable?

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1 minute ago, TractormanMike.mb said:

Is there a possibility that it may be salvagable?

Maybe some parts which would be a good thing for other people because they broke an axle on it a couple years ago and had one heck of a time finding another one.  Sounds like parts for these are starting to get scarce.  It has been sitting there for at least 2 weeks.  Sounded like it wanted to die.

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2 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

Maybe some parts which would be a good thing for other people because they broke an axle on it a couple years ago and had one heck of a time finding another one.  Sounds like parts for these are starting to get scarce.  It has been sitting there for at least 2 weeks.  Sounded like it wanted to die.

So what you're saying is it's not worth the trouble. I've seen a couple deeres that had cab fires that somebody bought, replaced the cab, a few hoses, wire harness and such and you would never know what happened.

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1 minute ago, TractormanMike.mb said:

So what you're saying is it's not worth the trouble. I've seen a couple deeres that had cab fires that somebody bought, replaced the cab, a few hoses, wire harness and such and you would never know what happened.

Lots of stuff melted there. And parts are no longer available for lots of it. 

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4 minutes ago, TractormanMike.mb said:

So what you're saying is it's not worth the trouble. I've seen a couple deeres that had cab fires that somebody bought, replaced the cab, a few hoses, wire harness and such and you would never know what happened.

Did you look at the pics closely?  Its more then a cab fire.  Dale is spot on. 

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3 minutes ago, Big Bud guy said:

Did you look at the pics closely?  Its more then a cab fire.  Dale is spot on. 

Cause I have seen what happens when they burn

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A neighbor had one 20 years ago had it parked in the hay mow part of the barn. It caught fire and lost the whole barn. 

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Yeah, it looks pretty ugly but it's hard to tell the full extent of the damage. Either way it sucks to lose a piece of equipment, fortunately no one was injured and the fire didn't take anything else with it.

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Insurance company won't want to touch it. Got hot enough to bur one tire off. Less liability for them to total it. If they force a fix every time a mechanic says a follow on problem is fire related the insurance company gets stuck with the bill.

Amazing how fast they go up too.

Rick

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Neighbor resurrected a blue one like that that burnt. He got it fixed and dumped it as I think the hydro was acting up.

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Farm Show Magazine said like 15-20 years ago that bi-directionals are susceptible to burning up.

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It started on fire after it had been sitting for 2+ weeks? Probably had the insulation on the battery cables wear through, causing a dead short. Somewhat common on a red bi-di with a 3.9L Cummins. They were somewhat of a firetrap....lots of places for hay to build up in them. But that usually caused fires while they were running.

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If the fire didn't ruin it the foam will if it wasn't rinsed off.

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