All Aboard Harvest | Loadin’ up and Movin’ out
13068
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-13068,single-format-standard,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7,vc_responsive

Loadin’ up and Movin’ out

Loadin’ up and Movin’ out

Moving to Sweetwater, OK — Moving is the most stressful part of being a custom harvester. You not only have to worry about you and your crew moving down the highways, but the biggest stress is the other people on the roads. It is a known fact that people get impatient behind farm equipment. Yes, we are slow moving. Yes, we are big. Yes, it is easy to get upset because we all know you have places to go and people to see. Don’t we all! Sometimes it is easy to forget our safety. This is when accidents happen. People are not perfect but let’s all try to remember to take it easy and slow down. Take the extra five minutes and breathe. Those five minutes can save someone from getting hurt or worse, killed. Let’s be careful out there!

Emma: loading up and headed out

.

After loading the heads onto the double header trailer, we strap them down. This particular trip, we drove the combines to our next stop about 30 miles down the road to Sweetwater, Ok. When we move like this, we always take the 30 foot heads off of the machines for safety, and to make ease of moving.
We had our own little convoy. First it was Momma in the pickup pulling the two heads, Dan in the combine, Liz in the tractor and grain cart pulling our crew cab, and lastly me with the second combine. We made it there safe and sound, and started cutting that afternoon.

Emma: loading up and headed out

.

Emma: loading up and headed out

.

The Crowley’s were out to the field that day so they helped ready the equipment to move. (L to R) Lauren in blue hat, me, Dan, Katie, Liz, Martha in white, Leslie not paying attention, and Elizabeth in her pink sunhat!

Emma: loading up and headed out

Emma: loading up and headed out

Emma: loading up and headed out

So my sister Katie had an idea! She said, “Do you remember that picture we have of us three girls in our overalls? We were on harvest many years ago.” Well, here is picture of us ‘years ago’ (not really sure what year it was) and today. Great memories!

Emma: my sisters and I on harvest long ago! :)

Emma: loading up and headed out

.

Be safe and God bless!

All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. Emma can be reached at emma@allaboardharvest.com.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.