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.
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?"
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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