26 Jun Checklist—Repair No. 2
Here are some more pictures of the repair of the combines going on at Misener Family Harvesters. My nieces and nephews always have fun helping fix the big green machines. My Dad used to say, “If you don’t work on ’em, you don’t get to drive ’em!” There is definite truth to those words. If you really don’t know what it takes to repair them, how time comsuming and expensive it can be, you don’t get to have the fun of driving them. A little sweat, hard work and determination never hurt anybody. 🙂
First line of business is to take off the feeder house so we can replace the cylinder bars and the sprockets on the feeder chain.
Lauren is loosening bolts to detach the hydraulic lines from the feeder house.
Clara is loosening springs so we can take the necessary belts off of the feeder house.
A quick lesson in safety. Dan is telling Lauren and Clara to always put the safety lock down before you get anywhere near underneath the head or feeder house. If you don’t, it could crush you.
Dan and Clara attach the feeder house stand underneath so we can roll it away from the combine.
Dan and Lauren are working on replacing the feeder chain sprockets and cleaning to make the parts fit right.
There’s always a bit of fun to be had. Here are Elizabeth and Evie.
My sister, Liz, and I are removing the old cylinder bars, cleaning the stars up, and replacing them with new ones.
Be safe and God bless!
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Tom StegmeierPosted at 16:09h, 27 June
Those pictures & your little helpers sure bring back memories of helping My Father in 1960″s getting our MH 90 ready for harvest, The first combine I ever rode on was my uncles MH 21A I become a header puncher (combine operator ) at the age of 13.
Emma MisenerPosted at 00:06h, 06 August
Thanks Tom! I love hearing all of these stories from people like you. Those old Massey’s never missed a beat, right?!! Good bless you and yours 🙂