John Deere Company - Deere 6420 Burns To Ground
John Deere 6420 Cab 640 Loader - Complaint
This past Monday 5/28/12 I was bush hogging (15 foot bat wing) with my john Deere 6420. My 13 year old son was riding along in the instructor seat. We had been running about an hour when I noticed a faint burning smell. I stopped the tractor, turned the PTO off and asked my son to step down and see if their was a twig or something on the exhaust causing the burning smell. Before he could get down multiple warning lights started flashing on the dash. As soon my son was one the ground he yelled fire. I could not see any fire or smoke from inside the cab. I turned the engine, jumped off the tractor and observed a fairly large fire in the rear of the engine near the cab. We tried to put it out with a small extinguisher but could not. When the fire dept arrived all they could do was try and save the bush hog. This tractor only had 750 hours. Called dealer and asked if their had been any history of fire with this model. He said he was sorry about the fire but didn't know of any fire problems with this model. If anybody has any knowledge of a fire issue with the 6420 please respond.