On 6/6/2021 8:53 AM, Dean Hoffman wrote:
> On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 4:41:49 PM UTC-5, Doug Chadduck wrote:
>> On 6/5/2021 4:55 AM, Dean Hoffman wrote:
>>> On Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:53:56 AM UTC-5, Doug Chadduck wrote:
>>>> On 6/2/2021 5:22 AM, Dean Hoffman wrote:
>>>>> A couple guys have invented a gizmo to help keep farmers out of
>>>>> grain bins.
>>>> Outstanding. I'm originally from North Dakota and grew up and worked
>>>> around grain bins. Levelled a lot of truck loads of small grains (oats,
>>>> barley, wheat) before heading out of the field. Stuff can be like
>>>> quicksand. Bins I remember were round and cone shaped on top. We never
>>>> went in them once they were filling. Though some did and some die every
>>>> year. Good job guys.
>>> Safety doesn't seem to be at the top of the daily list for farmers.
Remember that attitude. "Aw it's OK. Don't worry about it." Yup.
I spent my working
>>> years fixing irrigation systems. It was unusual to find a shield on the driveshaft from
>>> the engine to the gearhead on an irrigation well. Those would typically spin at about 2,100
>>> rpm. Oil, diesel fuel, and water naturally make things slippery. The oil and fuel naturally spill a
>>> bit over the years even for the careful guys.
>> If I remember correctly, they were straight down under the seat towards
>> the trailer hitch.
> You must be thinking of the tractor PTO.
I stand corrected. I thought of that after I sent the post. Most PTOs
were covered, but not all. Remember very early being repeatedly told to
watch out for them. Have a friend back home almost lost it when a grain
auger snagged his pants leg. Not sure of the story but he got away
without to much damage. To much being relative.
This might be a good example of how different farming is in different
parts of the country. It sounds like it's been a couple days since you
were on the farm.
Maybe a shade over 50 years. Spent all my high school summers in the
fields or farms one way or another. Lived in town (100 people maybe, if
relatives were in town)