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I had a chance recently to visit longtime friends at Mc Kinney Ranch in Sherman Co. Oregon. Just happened to have a camera along to shoot a few snaps of harvest. Bryan Mc Kinney cutting soft white wheat in the late afternoon with his 2188:



Mc Kinney Ranch sets at the top of Fulton Canyon in northern Sherman County just south of the Columbia River. The large ridge in the background with the wind turbines in this frame is across the Columbia in Washington.

 

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Bryan's 2188 is equipped with a Hillco 2000 series leveler which keeps
the separator level on slopes up to 27%



Starting to drop into a draw here, which affords a birds eye view of the
2188.

 

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Working in some really nice wheat in the late afternoon.





Maxed out on the leveler here and leaning out some.

 

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Down off of the slope now and dropping into a draw.






Starting to climb the face of a silt dam here.



Four wheel drive comes in handy here.

 

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Cutting a 'horseshoe' in another draw.



A good side view of the 2188 as the Hillco Leveler keeps things on an even keel.

 

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Found enough level ground on the east side of this patch to unload on the go.



Heading in to the setting sun in some yummy looking wheat.

 

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A head on series of unloading. Here the 2188 has just turned a corner & Bryan has just started to swing out the auger.



Easy money.




Rolling on into the evening. Many thanks to Bryan & his crew for
putting up with me. Looks like another really nice crop at Mc Kinney
Ranch.



 

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98j you are a very talented photographer andthose are great pictures. I decided I had better register on this forum finally and thank you for posting. There are not many hillside people on here. My brother in law had a Hillco 2188 for awhile and now has a 2388 with his dads old trusty 1470 for the steepest parts. They are in the eastern part of the Palouse near Farmington. My brothers and I farm in the western part of the county near Dusty-Colfax and we run two 6622 combines and a 7722. We have started thrashing but decided to take a couple days off to let things dry more and will hit it hard again tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Wheat looks great there 100bushel+? Our wheat planted on fallow is making over 120 an acre on average and the little amount of re crop looks darn good 70+. All that rain this spring sure made good wheat but made working the fallow a challenge. We finished rodding two weeks behind schedule.
 

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98j. I agree good to see you back on here.
In one of your pics I see some wind turbines. Are they still putting them up?
You still working on the same ranch with the 8010? How's the dog, I can never remember his/her name?
 

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Hey there Midwest! Yup.....still putting up wind turbines like mad. In
some places the country side is starting to look like a pin cushion.
A group put up just east of US 97 just south of Goldendale, Wa:





Kirby.......is just fine. Helping me out on the last trip over with the
chisel:

 
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