Rob Holland - The Combine Forum
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SWFarmService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Regent, SW North Dakota
Posts: 9,730
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 2677 Post(s)
Rob Holland

This week Rob passed away fighting pancreatic cancer.
As far as I am concerned Rob is a legend in the harvesting community, he came here for as many years as I can remember and even had some locals that went along on his harvest run.

Always had a clean well put together operation and was a very great guy to work with. My best memory of him will be when the ECM in his truck went down, I don't think he really thought I knew what I was doing because I am very fussy making every detail has been checked to make sure we were not wasting money on something that wasn't broken.
Couple days later it rained and just before it rained I had a Macdon flex Draper that had a yard sale inside of the auger. He stopped by asking to settle up and I told him I would trade him for a bit of a walk through on how to pull the adapter off of that header.
He said, I've got to run but I'll be back. Before he got back he must have sent the whole crew over my way and by the time he got back the adapter was off! I couldn't get these guys tools fast enough! I bet that thing was completely apart in under 20 min!

Very good guy to have known, he will be missed in my community!

SWMan likes this.

God Bless America
SWFarmService is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 02:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Sorry to hear that. It always seems the better guys get taken to soon.

361turbo is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 04:57 PM
Junior Member
 
johndeere4250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
May he rest in peace.
I was part of the 2010 crew with Rob and Sue.
Rob ran a very detailed and organised operation, the crew accommodation, equipment and workshops/yard were second to none.
They were very honest hard working people, cutting for the same farmers from Texas to Canada year after year. Rob gave a lot of people from all over the world a chance to do the us harvest run.
He was a good, well respected man and will be remembered by all who worked for him through the years.
SWFarmService likes this.
johndeere4250 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 09:55 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 4,851
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 822 Post(s)
These slide shows say it all.



Copied from the comments in the 2009 slideshow:

Thank you to the dedicated guys that can keep up with us for our harvest season.
.
SWFarmService likes this.
Haystack is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 10:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 4,851
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 822 Post(s)
This one is from a moving day.

.
SWFarmService likes this.
Haystack is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-22-2018, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SWFarmService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Regent, SW North Dakota
Posts: 9,730
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 2677 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Haystack View Post
These slide shows say it all.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x3fEHsyh3u8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1J1EmBEX2Sk

Copied from the comments in the 2009 slideshow:

Thank you to the dedicated guys that can keep up with us for our harvest season.
.
That is really cool of ya to post the first video of the crew in regent, as soon as I get the link working properly I will be sharing it with Robs customers where them pics were taken!

God Bless America
SWFarmService is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 12:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Manitoba
Posts: 4,851
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 822 Post(s)
I'll try reposting the first link. Sometimes when you put more than one link in a post YouTube will disable one or both links. Hopefully it will at least work if you click the YouTube bar above the photo.

.
Haystack is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SWFarmService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Regent, SW North Dakota
Posts: 9,730
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 2677 Post(s)
Thanks Haystack!
I was only able to copy and paste into Google originally for some reason but couldn't get it to open up in YouTube but searched and got it!

I got a reply back from one of the growers, pretty excited to have seen it as he had a great crop that year and was close friends with Rob and Sue. His son even made a couple of runs with Rob.

Brings back some memories of 13! I think we only cut 3 or 4 qtrs without some varying amount of hail damage that year. First son was born during that harvest, heII of a hail storm went through while he was being born. Early hail left us doing a lot of preharvest burn down that year because the hail really brought on the pigeon grass, pretty easy to notice in plenty of the pics how green it was behind the combines.

Still a good crop overall, kind of interesting that I can pick out nearly every field in the slideshow but there was a couple I think taken by Mott.

Pretty cool, and a neat representation of my area!

God Bless America
SWFarmService is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 03:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 922
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 214 Post(s)
Is the his harvest crew still running?
361turbo is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-24-2018, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
SWFarmService's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Regent, SW North Dakota
Posts: 9,730
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 2677 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 361turbo View Post
Is the his harvest crew still running?
Ya know I really don't know.
Last year we were in contact regularly and with the poor run and the health battle he sold off a few machines and last year was the first time he hadn't been here in close to the 30 years hes been harvesting here.
Tried to contact him a couple times after we heard the cancer came back, think maybe my dad talked to him one time but didn't sound like harvest was something discussed.
Even a long time customer of his only was able to contact Sue.

Friends will be back tomorrow from the funeral, I'll know a little more than if what's going on.


God Bless America
SWFarmService is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Combine Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome