My Ride

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My job during harvest - driving the grain cart. My daylight hours were spent in the cab of this tractor.

It's not a bad job, I must admit. Follow the combine, when they need to unload, you're there and when the grain cart is full, you take it to the semi. Now, I'm not quite the speed racer as described by Farming Fabulously, but I think I do an above average job.

The great thing about my week in the tractor this year -- a new grain cart. Now there was nothing wrong with the old one, but the new one is AWESOME!

What's so darn neat about this grain cart? The video cameras! There are 2 cameras on the cart. One is at the back of the cart so you can see what's behind you. Which isn't entirely necessary when you're in the field, but when we're moving fields, its great to be able to see what's behind you on the road. The second camera is at the top of the auger spout - I can see directly into the semi when unloading. Its a little hard to get a good read on depth, but very fun to use. Not the greatest photos, but you still get the idea.


Leslie said...

What about the Green tractors??? huh???? Go John Deere!

Farming Fabulously said...

Thanks for the shout out Kelly. Hope harvest is going well for you.