09 Jun Jada: Hoffman Harvesting moves to Kiowa, KS
Today we moved from Olney, TX to Kiowa, KS. It is approximately a 300 mile trip but seems to take FOREVER when traveling with wide loads on narrow roads. By the time we were done settling up with Olney Fuel, the campground and found out our broken down truck wasn’t going to be able to come with us, it was 11 a.m. before we hit the road. We didn’t get to Kiowa until 6 p.m. The journey was long because of the temperature being in the high 90’s as well as narrow roads and bridges. Our wideloads have to yield to bridges that are narrow when traffic is coming. When it is a busy road, it takes awhile to get past them. I am including a video of us crossing the Oklahoma/ Kansas border. Kiowa is located at the border. However, to my dismay the crew didn’t slow down like I thought they would. I guess they were excited as I was to be in Kiowa. Hopefully you still enjoy the video.
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Scott ClarkPosted at 05:48h, 09 June
Kiowa is also the home of Clark Farms. Good video Jada!
A fun fact: The Clark’s own the wheat field that can be seen on the left side of the highway in the video.
Sam BeznerPosted at 02:44h, 11 June
I’ve been on that road more than once!Back in ’95-’97 I worked for ronnie Tyler out of Carnegie,OK.We stayed in Olney close to Hoffman’s and cut around Megargel and Ebert.Kiowa was one of my favorite stops.We stayed in Thurman’s yard in Kiowa and could not believe the number of combines that were in Kiowa.Thanks for the video!