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6.4 Exhaust hazards??

I am wondering if the exhaust temp at the tail pipe is ever hot enough to catch a dry corn field on fire. This will be on a F550 with a service body that does in field service in dry fields. It will have extended idle time since the components are PTO drive.
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I havent ever checked it, but im sure with an infrared thermometer you could check it and see.. I doubt it would as it would near about have to be glowing hot in order to cause ignition

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I am wondering if the exhaust temp at the tail pipe is ever hot enough to catch a dry corn field on fire. This will be on a F550 with a service body that does in field service in dry fields. It will have extended idle time since the components are PTO drive.
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I havent ever checked it, but im sure with an infrared thermometer you could check it and see.. I doubt it would as it would near about have to be glowing hot in order to cause ignition
Cat's on cars and pu's are not glowing red and they cause fires in dry fields all the time...

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This was a problem early on...


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^^put a turn down on that and it would be great for rain days on Nascar tracks.

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Cat's on cars and pu's are not glowing red and they cause fires in dry fields all the time...
Hmm We use our diesels and gas burners all the time on our farms, hayfields, peanuts and cornfields and have never set a field on fire and thats idling alot and driving across them alot..

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I believe there is a flash that will not allow it to regen during idle. Might want to check with the dealer.

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Where I work on pipeline right of way, there has been a couple of Chevy's and Ford's that have caught straw bales on fire by parking too close to them and idling for a long time. But we idle for hours on end.

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This was a problem early on...

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I would like the option of doing that with my 6.4

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