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Jada:Wrapping up in Pratt

Jada:Wrapping up in Pratt

Hoffman Harvesting wrapped up their tour in the Pratt area last night.

Today we are blowing off machinery and power washing it to get it nice and clean. We are also greasing it and loading it up so it is ready to go when we are.

Why do we wash and blow off our machinery? Well, it isn’t just to make it look pretty. We are also ridding it of any weeds so we don’t spread any disease to the next farmer. However, I must say we like it to look clean too. Nothing looks better than a parade of clean equipment moving down the road. We are caught up with harvest and will move down the road either tomorrow or the following day. Hopefully we can find a little job to do until our next stop is ready. If not the Colby/Goodland areas are our next stop.

Oak replaces a feeder house cover after the combine has been washed.
Oak replaces a feeder house cover after the combine has been washed.

Adam and Adreas power wash off the combine.
Adam and Adreas power wash off the combine.

Callum get hitches switched around so he can start to load the clean machinery.
Callum get hitches switched around so he can start to load the clean machinery.

Johan blows off the tractor.
Johan blows off the tractor.

Rolly rolls up the hose after blowing off the tractor.
Rolly rolls up the hose after blowing off the tractor.

Andreas and Oak clean a combine off.
Andreas and Oak clean a combine off.

Jada can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com. All Aboard 2011 is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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  • Bruce Pierce
    Posted at 19:30h, 18 June

    I enjoy reading your stories. I am from KY. a grain farmer. Is it possible to get a job on a crew. I am very experienced at operating equipment. No drinking, good health, no cdl but have drove alot of semis. Its just a dream. But need to find a good crew, can you help. My age is 57.