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Well were all done harvest for the year. Got done around 4:30 Monday and 30 min later I was chisel plowing already. Anyway's I got stuck last week. 2 times within 100 ft. We will go back when the grounds frozen. Here's a few. Including an oops. Can't figure out where I did it. I always run the right side along fence lines and this happened on the left. It happens I guess.

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I think I backed into a branch. I always run the right side of the combine along fence lines and any other bad area so I can't figure out how I did it. Yield was ok. 180bu.

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Nathan: That Oops looks a lot like what happens when you try and pull a piece piece of equipment out of the mud and the chain breaks and recoils. You can count the links in the paint, good thing no one was standing in the way when it let go.
 

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People keep saying that and we only pulled the combine out once with a chain, it did break but how could it do all that and not hit the 2 HUGE lights that are just below the dent? It was at night with no one standing around it just one operator in each machine. The more I look at it the more I think it was a chain but then there was a few weeks between when we pulled the combine out and when I was told about it. I look after the combine and would have noticed it. Its pretty big.

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Nathan I'd be willing to bet about anything that the chained that broke did that. You said it happened in the dark. I'm willing to bet you were being pulled at a slight angle and when the chain snapped one side of a link failed and thus releasing it outwards towards ouside of the combine. It wasn't hard to miss the light, all it had to do was have barely enough slack to go around the lights and the rest could have hit the machine. I have to agree it was a broken chain that did that.
 

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You weren't looking at the dent really... and it's above eye level so when you're walking around you don't really see it, and finally one day someone did happen to look up and see it? Whatever happened I'm glad it didn't happen to me.
 

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The more I look at it I agree with you Alex but man howd we miss the dent for weeks and finally someone spotted it from hundreds of feet away and told me? Thats what I can't figure out.

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Quote:The more I look at it I agree with you Alex but man howd we miss the dent for weeks and finally someone spotted it from hundreds of feet away and told me? Thats what I can't figure out.

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Believe me it happens. It took weeks for my cousin to realize his workers had severly bent his ladder on the back of his 2388. lol
 
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