This is just plain cool! These guys drive these combines with the precision of Dale Earnhardt Jr.! The next time the Summer Olympics come back to the USA, let’s petition for synchronized harvesting, look how evenly spaced those mammoth machines are in the field.
This image represents so much more than a great photo of a wheat harvest, it represents the tenacious spirit and ingenuity of the American Grower. I love to hear people brag about the price of their new house or new sports car, if they only knew! One, just one of these combines is more than most people’s homes. No, your eyes are not deceiving you, there are six combines in this shot. My chest tightens just thinkin’ about that price tag!
This image was taken on a farm that plants and harvests over 20,000 acres every year. You think your job is hard? They don’t take breaks, eat their lunch in the combine and I’m sure at times their breakfast and their dinner. Once they start harvest, they are nonstop until it is done. I have often said, a group of growers could probably solve many a company’s or country’s problems because they have to be well versed in many trades.
Even though nothing runs like a Deere, you can bet that they are more than capable of fixing anything that goes wrong on their machinery. Heck, just about every grower I have ever met is more knowledgable than most statesmen on the plight of the world’s economy and food source. Their offices look like a war room with monitors forecasting commodities, global projections, and the weather.
Just lookin’ at these photos makes me want to break out singing the stanza of amber waves of grain!