Down on the Farm

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  1. kingcy

    kingcy Well-Known Member

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    That link seems to be having a bad day.
     
  2. GMackey32

    GMackey32 Well-Known Member

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    Purple Kansas with the little brother syndrome
     
  3. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    I really want to know what was going thru the people's head before during and after these happened
     
  4. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    The before on a few of them where "bridge weight limit? PSHHHH!"
     
  5. CyArob

    CyArob Well-Known Member

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    Knocking over a transmission tower would be an awfully expensive mistake to make.
     
  6. Cy83ag

    Cy83ag Active Member

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    Sinkhole would suck.
     
  7. bigdaddykane

    bigdaddykane Active Member

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    how does this happen
     
  8. 00clone

    00clone Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the condition of their underwear was a common line of thought after.
     
  9. no2cyclones

    no2cyclones Mariner Moose
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    Oh man... This just makes my stomach churn, but makes me laugh hysterically at the same time!
     
  10. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was going to be one of the insanely stuck pictures on here planting last spring. Hit 5 or 6 spots where it looked dry on top but was pure soup a couple inches down.

    A lot of these have been around for awhile but I still laugh every time. That really wet corn standing up on that straight truck in North Dakota had to have been fun to get out.
     
  11. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    backing into something with a combine happens more than you think. As a kid my uncle backed a combine into a tractor I was in. Picked up the tractor to one side and shattered the glass in two of the windows on me.
     
  12. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    I would have been beyond ****** if that happened to me
     
  13. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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  14. bugs4cy

    bugs4cy Well-Known Member

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    My Dad's combine burned up a couple years ago and we have one cell phone picture snapped by a neighbor from when it was fully engulfed. That picture makes my blood run cold.

    My Dad, who was 82 or 83 at the time, realized he was on fire while unloading the last round of beans at the end, next to a field of standing corn. He immediately took off, away from the neighbor's field. Since the fuel tank burned through on the end rows, he didn't make it too far before the fuel in the line hit zero. He stepped out of the cab as the flames licked him. It was too hot to reach back in to grab anything. He admitted to me the following day he had to jump from the platform, no time for the ladder because the fire was so hot. I spent the next day with him, getting the bean head unhooked as it only had minor damage, and general clean up of salvaged tools and dealing with insurance and new equipment acquisition discussion.

    I took hundreds of pictures the next day of the burned up combine, and I have one half-melted light in my office as a reminder of how courage and crazy are sometimes inseparable.
     
  15. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    This stuff makes me feel much better about the stupid **** I got myself into growing up.
     
  16. CyForPresident

    CyForPresident Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Exact reason why we have rear and side view cameras on ours.

    And a lot of those probably happened so fast that the operator really couldn't do much. Especially when slightly panicking.
     
  17. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention there are probably fatigue issues involved with a lot of them. Farmers always put in their 8 hours then go into the house and rest - even during the harvest.

    I just hope whoever put this together was fatigued as well. It is kind of embarrassing to have Iowa State's name on something with this bad of a mistake:

     
  18. TykeClone

    TykeClone Burgermeister!

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    Combine fires suck to put out - so do bin and dryer fires.
     
  19. buf87

    buf87 Well-Known Member

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    The wonderful world of auto steer and taking a snooze probably caused a few of these.
     

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