19 Jul Steph: Roars in the rotor
Bayard, Nebraska – Well, courtesy of AAWH, Anderson Harvesting will be heading back south a bit to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming to continue the wheat run. Farmer Lance awaits us our arrival and Farmer Don can sit back and relax, knowing his wheat is safe and sound in the bins of the elevator. He averaged about 35 bushels per acre with test weights between 62-65 pounds. Our next fields are right in the corner of Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. I’ve always wanted to be in three places at once, and I just might get my shot.
A fun fact — Farmer Don’s son brought his family out to spend some time in the field and experience harvest. The following day, his wife and kids went off to a family reunion and he stayed. Little did I know, it was his birthday! This became known to me after the fact. And I didn’t even get to wish him a “happy birthday,” but all he wanted to do was spend his birthday in a wheat field. That’s music to a harvester’s ears.
ProHarvest paid us a field visit the other day to sort out Papa T and John’s monitors in their combines, getting the moisture/yield readings to work. However, upon riding in John’s combine, the ProHarvest rep and John noticed a roaring in the rotor that does not belong. The coupler that connects the gear-case to the rotor went out, and it’s the kind of thing that requires the combine to be tore apart and the use of special tools. So, Loretta will be at the combine doctor for a couple days while Papa T and Patsy (his combine’s name, just to refresh the memory) get started on Farmer Lance.
Another one to check off the list — I’ve never combined in Wyoming before!
Quote of the Day – “Did you see the size of his owner’s manual?”
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