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    Re: Down on the Farm

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


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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    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.
    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    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.
    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:

    Yes, round bales can role down hill.


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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by bugs4cy View Post
    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.
    Combine fires suck to put out - so do bin and dryer fires.


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    Re: Down on the Farm

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



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    Holly *******! My dad did the first one. Never knew anyone got a picture of it. How did ISU get it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkStar View Post
    Holly *******! My dad did the first one. Never knew anyone got a picture of it. How did ISU get it?
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    Re: Down on the Farm

    The bridge pictures reminded me of the rural bridge paranoia I had while driving my dad’s fuel delivery truck decades ago on rural deliveries. Couldn’t take certain routes with old bridges with a full load on but could cross them empty. Crossing the old Quaker Mill bridge (old bowstring style with a wood deck) near Manchester was not something I liked doing even empty. That and the early spring question of "Is that road really passable with a full load on?"



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    Re: Down on the Farm

    This happened about 45 minutes west of Des Moines a couple weeks ago......Click image for larger version. 

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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Man oh man there are some rickety bridges out there...



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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    This happened about 45 minutes west of Des Moines a couple weeks ago......Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm guessing that bridge was never designed to handle that amount of weight. Back when that bridge was built farm equipment was a lot smaller.

    I bet the whole rig weighs close to 37 - 40 tons.



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    Re: Down on the Farm

    I'm guessing the reason my father-in-law never asked me to help on his farm is he didn't want a city boy like me pulling one of these stunts.



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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by cobraclone71 View Post
    Man oh man there are some rickety bridges out there...
    Not anymore!


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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    I'm guessing the reason my father-in-law never asked me to help on his farm is he didn't want a city boy like me pulling one of these stunts.
    Same here with my grandpa. My cousin on the other hand was driving a tractor in elementary school...



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    Re: Down on the Farm

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    Same here with my grandpa. My cousin on the other hand was driving a tractor in elementary school...
    It's a lot different now then it was back when I was a kid. I was running vehicles back and forth between farms when I was 11. That included trucks, cars, tractors pulling wagons, manure spreaders, feed grinder, combine. I can't imagine my 14 yr old doing that today.



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