02 Aug Jada: A day of maintenance
Today Johan and James did some servicing on some of our machinery while the rest of the crew (Callum, Roly, Oak, and Moses) headed west to cut some wheat. They left early to make the 200 mile move. Things are just getting started but they are reporting yields in the 35 to 45 range. I followed Johan and James as they changed the oil filters, oil and gassed up the remaining two machines. Here are some photos of their oil changing efforts. Hopefully these machines will be back in the field cutting spring wheat in the next couple of days.
Johan opens up the combine so we can service it.
Johan prepares to change the oil on the combine.
James opens the valve so the oil can drain.
The oil drains in this handy contraption on wheels.
James brings the gear he used back down.
The Ahlmeiers have a nifty idea for getting rid of used oil on their farm. All you have to do is pick it up with the bobcat to move it around.