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Hey all I went on harvest in the States this season gone, here are a few photos, there are more to follow so enjoy!



Eaglebutte SD.


Line up, Eaglebutte, SD.


8 CR960's 1 TJ330 and 1 TG285, Eaglebutte, SD.


I may look angry but inside I was smiling!



Soybeans, my least favorite crop (you know why Lance!)



Traffic Jam Eaglebutte SD.



Another Field finished.



CR960, aint she beautiful?



The weather testing our patients! Roosvelt OK.



Unloading Eaglebutte SD.



My combine sprang an oil leak from the engine and the computer shut the engine down on the road!


New Field lets go!


More to follow soon!
 

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Some more pics. Enjoy!

Road Hog! Altus KS.


Corn Harvest ND.


Canola, Langdon, ND.


Personally this is the largest tyre I have ever mounted, 1050 michelan


The Soybean Experience!


Corn Harvest Jamestown ND.


I miss the Sunsets in the States, we just dont get them over here like you guys.


Picking canola, Langdon ND.


Putting the combines to bed early! Eaglebutte SD.


Air filter duty! Eaglebutte SD.


Poor Higu drove into this seemigly dry washout and had to send out a S.O.S! Garden City KS.


Yours truely unloading my combine, Garden City KS? (I cant remember where!)


Sunset Vs Combine


The canvas clasps ripped off due to a rock, nothing a sharp punch and some baling wire cant fix! We call this a McGiver special!


Moving from Ogallala NE to Eaglebutte SD.

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rolling out in the morning.
 

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Joe- I went on harvest for the first time last year, I went with Allen harvesting out of Jamestown ND. For the main part we ran 7 CR960s, 1 NH TJ330, 1 NH TG285, Kenworth T-600, T-800 and W-900 trucks, Honeybee 36fth headers, NH pick-up heads and corn heads.
Stops this year included Altus and Roosevelt in Oklahoma, Blackwell, Larned and Garden City in Kansas, Ogallala, Nebraska, Eaglebutte South Dakota, Garrison, Langdon and Jamestown
in North Dakota.
We cut wheat all the way from OK to ND but once in ND we started to cut flax, barley, canola soybeans and finished with Corn.

I had an absolutly amazing time over in the states, I arrived in April and started prping the machinery and welding some combine trailers up. I then did my CDL, we loaded up and headed the 900 miles down to OK to start cutting. Eventually we all made our way back to ND for fall harvest where we did soybeans and lots of corn. We finished corn on sat 24th november and left for ireland on the 27th! Gene and Lance and their families were great to work with and gave you the hands on approach. Everyone got a chance at every job on harvest which is good cause I dont think I would have enjoyed the experience as much if I was stuck in one machine all summer/fall. Our crew consisted of Irish, english, Danish, Swiss, American, Brazillian and sweedish guys. We all got on brilliantly which made the whole deal even sweeter. Anybody that hasn't been on harvest but thats thinking about it, GO! Especially if you are from outside the states. You get a truly different perspective and outlook on agriculture and life in general. For me It was a fantastic adventure and I miss it terribly.
 

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Hey guy I passed your outfit in June 07. I would have stopped but I was moving my family that day to a new town. The sight of CRs is not common for the area. You were 2 miles east of Kinsely KS on the north side of highway 56. Looked like you had just started as a couple machines were setting on the dirt road yet. Thanks for the pics, I was curious which outfit that was.

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Thank you for his beautiful photos.
That it is that I call of the harvest, the damage that I do not better know how to speak about English, because otherwise I believe that I would go to make a small tour...
 

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Awesome pictures! That is so neat that ya got to come to our great country and experience
"our" way! Glad ya had a great time. Come back anytime!
You probably really got to test them machines in many different conditions. I have allways liked the looks of the yellow ones. Cabs look awesome.
Thanks for the pics.
Have a good one,
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Thanks for the pics Lorcan. Would you go back and do the harvest run again or go back to New Zealand to do silage?

Might be my turn in 2009


Ewan Scott's father is still my tutor at college. He was asking for you


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orangeandslverman, We cut just west of hope in Garden City with all the combines, South and East of Ogallala with 3 machines and cut north of langdon near Dresden with 2 combines. we were always out of the way. We loaded/unloaded our machines in the lot opposite John deere in Ogallala which is now reserved for Machinery link. and loaded/unloaded in the oil depot across form the elevator furthest south in Langdon. we stayed in the trailer park to the west in Langdon near Dairy queen and the train tracks. We were well out of the way in garden city and the yellow combines blended in with the housands and thousands of acres of wheat in the area! What crew were you with?

Lorcan.
 

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Looks Wicked I'm currently trying to sort out work for the 2008 season but dont know any companies wounding if you could give me the company details or other companies websites that would help me out with my postion
your help would be greatfull
cheers Biz
 

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Lorcan, the one picture of you unloading the combine was in Eagle Butte South Dakota ah how I miss those days with you guys I thought Id never say it but that experence was awesome and couldnt ask for any better crewmates
 
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