Hot tractorThese pics are sent into us from New Zealand where apparently tractors are often stored overnight with the bonnet open to deter birds from nesting in the engine bay, and, as a rule checking for nests in the morning is as normal as checking the oil level.

This fire occurred due to the fact that the bonnet was not left open when the tractor was parked for the night and when it went to work the next morning the engine bay had not been checked.

So after a short period of time the fire started and due to the location there was no hope of getting it extinguished.

Our thanks to Sean Gallagher, from the Tractor Centre, Pukekohe, New Zealand, for putting the story straight.

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