Wheat harvest starts.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wheat harvest began today!

The view from the seat of the JD S680 this morning.  Too bad I don't have a 'wide angle' lens to capture all the header width.

The view from the seat of the JD S680 this morning. Too bad I don’t have a ‘wide angle’ lens to capture all the header width.

The new combines went to the Dunn farm about 10 am.  We each discovered some glitches… Ross an oil leak and me a sensor on the steering that was installed out of place.  At one time in the afternoon, we had two service trucks here with mechanics… Jason from Wright/Stemle (JD) and Brad from JL (CIH).  But even though these things required the expertise of trained servicemen, they were each fixed in about an hour and a half.

A 'first' for us.  Two mechanics--simultaneously!   First day bugs to work out.

A ‘first’ for us. Two mechanics–simultaneously! First day bugs to work out.

We completed all the acres of wheat at the Dunn farm at about 7 pm, and moved home.  We called it a day.  We fueled the combines, and used the leaf blower to clear the chaff, and unloaded the remaining truck.  John stayed around to monitor the dryer.

We will sign papers for a new farm purchase tomorrow, and take possession of the Dunlap farm this fall.  It’s just 37 acres, but it’s a nice addition in the neighborhood.

We have a tentative plan for tomorrow.  Mine will include planting DCB.  (double-crop soybeans).

Good evening….

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