Jada: Moved from Scott City, Kan to Colby, Kan

Hoffman Harvesting made the short move from Scott City to Colby today. Yesterday we picked up a little more work, so that meant we needed to clean off equipment and load before we could head out today. I made the trip out to the Ehmke farm to tour their galvanized scalehouse (check out my next post for photos/ a write-up).

Once the equipment was loaded and on the road, it was time to finish getting the campers ready to move. This proved to be a tricky situation. When we arrived in Scott City we could just pull my camper into its spot. Today the campground was too packed to do that. A pick-up without it keys in it on one side of my camper and a tree other the other left us no option but to back completely out of the campground. Callum did the job while Carsten, Malin and I made sure he didn’t hit anything. He did a good job.

Fortunately, this wasn’t a bad omen for the rest of our trip. It was a safe trip that ran smoothly. We  were even suprised to see we could cut. The moisture was around 12% – 13%. Later today, however, Hans had an accident. He hit the grain cart’s auger with his combine auger. The damage was internal on the combine (it can’t dump) so that means there aren’t any photos. Luckily, the grain cart was left unscathed. A part run back to Scott City this evening will allow us to get the auger fixed in the morning so we can be up and running at full capacity tomorrow. Below is a video of Johan loading the graincart earlier today.

Jada can be reached at jada@allaboardharvest.com. The All Aboard 2010 Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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