……….a magic ship sailed into a farmyard in Kansas!  On that ship was a shiny emerald carriage……..image

…..and aboard that carriage rode a very young, veerrry beautiful princess!! COUGH!!!!!!SNORT!!!!!!WHEEZE!!!!!!!  O.K.  O.K…. back to reality.


Due to the crazy prices of machinery, we are leasing a used combine.  It was delivered on a semi from Nebraska.


The dual tires had to be taken off for transport down the highway.  That means they also had to be put back on.  We run duals for stability when the header is on and they also help go through mud.

Hydraulic jacks and a forklift make a big and somewhat dangerous job, much easier.


Here, we are just getting ready to walk the tire over to the combine.  We had four people to help steady it. These big tires weigh around 700 lbs.  If one fell on someone, it could cause serious injury.


And here is the complete job.  It didn’t take too long.


Into the shed until wheat harvest.  We shed as much machinery as possible.   It makes sense to protect such a big investment from the weather.   You’ll see “her” again (I’ve never heard anyone call a combine him.) in a little over 4 months.



13 thoughts on “ONCE UPON A TIME……….

    • Donkey Driver February 5, 2017 / 2:03 am

      You didn’t see me trying to get up…”oh my knees!” Lol. Thanks Linda.


  1. Kim Gorman February 5, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Wow, that is one massive piece of machinery. Very impressive. The “snort” part reminded me of a story I used to read my sons when they were little called “Are you my mother?” It refers to the machinery as a “snort”:)

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