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Jada: Walking them in

What do harvesters do when their headers are wider than the gates to the field? We walk them in. A newer feature on our John Deere combines allows us to tilt our headers to the right and left. This makes the job a lot easier and is a necessity as headers get wider. We run 35 ft straight heads but there are larger ones out on the market. In the past, walking our combines in was a lot more difficult. See a video of Leon walking a combine in. This isn’t the smallest gate we have to go through so it wasn’t much of a challenge for this veteran harvester.
Jada Bulgin can be reached at The All Aboard 2010 Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Insurance.


  • Rudi
    Posted at 18:32h, 20 June

    Jada I love the stories. Keep them coming. I too was a harvester in 66 67 and 68 and many of your experiences are he same as we experienced then. Enjoy your time it will be a memory before too long. R

  • Dale
    Posted at 05:08h, 24 June

    I could not have said it better hold this time close to your heart, I too was a harvester with my Dad from 68 untill 83 getting out of it was not my choise.
    Keep up the good work it brings back fond memorries.