04 Jul Steph: Check for snakes!
Every morning, we all know our duties for servicing equipment. We fuel up, wash windows, empty garbages, check the oil, blow out air filters, and any other general prep of the equipment. However, we’re in one of those areas where we have to move the equipment before we service in case there were snakes that might have coiled up by our tires throughout the night. A couple years ago, one of our guys that we had working for us found a snake right on the step of the combine. I’ll tell you what, I’ve never heard a grown man’s scream resemble a 5 year old girl’s scream so well until that day. Us North Dakotians aren’t used to snakes. It’s too cold and they would have to stay curled up around the clock to stay warm.
The test weights have been in the mid 60s, yields in the low 40s, protein 14 percent and moisture at 12 percent.
Harvest tip: When the lunch wagon (AKA: Mom) shows up at the field, equipment should slowly start congregating to the end of the field. If you’re not there in a timely manner, you may go hungry.
Surprise, surprise, we support the US Custom Harvesters!
Brandon taught me how to use auto-steer today. Pretty much awesome.
The handy sheets the Hemingford elevator gives you to know which pit to dump at.
Unloading on the go with our colorful equipment.
Brandon, cutting away. Can you tell nobody else gets to run combine?
Last few swipes before the straw gets too tough to cut.
All Aboard Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and Syngenta. You can contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.