09 Jul Emma: Neighboring Combine Breakdown
During the ‘down time’ or winter months Misener Family Harvesters not only repairs our own combines, but surrounding farmers. Any harvester on the road can agree with me when I say there are unexpected breakdowns from time to time. And that is exactly what happened to this surrounding farmers combine. A belt broke on his combine so he called us up. Being that it was in the middle of wheat harvest, we headed west right away. Clara tagged along with us for the trip. Unfortunately, it was super hot that day with no wind to speak of. So we found the nearest shade tree and found a bit of relief there.
Dan is loosening the spring that holds the belt tight against the pulleys. Not an easy place to get into. The belt runs from the middle of the combine on the left side towards the front behind the driving tire to the top of the feeder house. About an eight foot distance from beginning to end, behind obstacles.
You can never drink enough water.
‘It is Hot!’
Ready to work! Complete with a hat, work gloves, paper towel, and the essential pliers.
Me, Clara, Dan and August. The job is complete and we are exhausted! A special thanks to Clara for the being our photographer.
Be safe and God bless!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta
Emma can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org