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Night Calls

Night Calls

Jet, Okla. – And just like that, we are at our second stop on the run. Dad got squared up with Farmer Mike while the rest of us packed up the campers and we were on our merry way before we knew it. After our quick three-hour drive, we tossed the combines off the trailers and got right to it. The loads to the elevator had 60-62 pound test weights and around 10 percent moisture content. Farmer Mike here in Jet can’t help but be happy to see those numbers.

Mom and I refer to it as “that one big, expensive belt” but really it’s the rotor belt. Around sunset, Dad was combining along and started to hear a “tick-tick-tick” sound. Upon searching for the source, he discovered that his rotor belt was about to rip apart. This is one of those parts where if it goes, 15 other parts could go with it. Luckily, New Holland Harvest Support is only a half hour away and they make night calls! We had a new belt delivered and replaced within a couple hours.

Bread Count – 904,615.74

Quote of the Day“Buying energy drinks and allergy medicine at the grocery store – happy harvest!”

Heading north!

Ready to head north!

Maverick loves Oklahoma.

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Our little campsite.

Our little campsite, conveniently located right next to the field.

Breaking in Maverick.

Breaking in Maverick.

Shiny chrome bumber!

How bout those shiny chrome bumpers?

Can you spy the combine?

Can you spot the combine?

Ready to unload.

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Peter made the corner, but it was a close one!

Peter made the corner, but it was a close one!

Mama came for a ride in Purple with me!

Don’t mind our dirt mustaches. Mama came for a ride in Purple with me!

Peter checking how "fat" his truck is.

Peter checking how “fat” his truck is getting with wheat.

2 combines rolling - nice sight to see.

2 combines rolling – nice sight to see.

Sunset love.

Sunset love.

Last load of the night.

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Harvest Support helping us fix our rotor belt.

Harvest Support helping us fix our rotor belt.

Good thing we got it fixed!

Good thing we got it changed out!

Support pickup.

Thanks for making the night call!



All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Steph at stephanie@allaboardharvest.com.

3 Comments
  • Tom Stegmeier
    Posted at 13:47h, 12 June

    How many hours did that rotor belt have on it ?

    • Steph Osowski
      Posted at 23:23h, 14 June

      The rotor belt was changed a little over a year ago, hours I am uncertain of.

  • Paul Tichonchik
    Posted at 19:17h, 15 June

    I had one go out on my case IH we changed it out in the field to and yes it was not cheap to replace.Also I enjoy reading your articles.