Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

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Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm

Here's a link to a youtube video taken by a drone at our show. At about minute 3:40, the tines came off my fork. As I try to retrieve the end before it enters the cylinder, the side boards on the bundle wagon broke. Fortunately for me, no cuts, scrapes, or bruises. When the three tine fork finally exited the thresher, two of the tines were broken off.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Barnyard » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:38 pm

Well, at least you didn't go in with the tines!
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Bill Hudson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:47 pm

Barnyard wrote:Well, at least you didn't go in with the tines!


Or get wrapped up in the belt. Hopefully on the next load they pulled the wagon up on the other side of the threshing machine.

I'm delighted that you are alright. The ending could have been far, far worse.

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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Stanton » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:36 am

Glad no one got hurt. Agree with Bill; wagon should be opposite of tractor belt.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:44 am

Glad you didn't get hurt Bob. The drone wasn't the only one looking over you that day.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Donegal Cub » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:15 am

Threshers are dangerous machines. I know a man who years ago lost both legs in a threshing accident. He recovered and lived a long and healthy useful and continued farming. thanks for sharing the video. We, our vintage club held our annual big sho on August 12th, including a threshing display. Thresher belt driven by a Mark 1 Marshall tractor.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Mr E » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:25 pm

Glad you’re OK, Bob!!
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby randallc » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:41 am

Wow!! How quickly accidents happen. Proud you are ok. Great video. thanks for sharing.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby tmays » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:21 pm

Wow, Bob, that was a close call. Glad you’re okay.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby Scrivet » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Definitely glad you are OK. As soon as I saw you guys pitching over the belt I cringed. At least when you fell you had a bunch of straw to soften your landing and the side boards breaking may have saved you from getting caught in the belt. I know it takes a while to wind down even after you stop, but the guy on top was giving the stop signal for what seemed like a very long time. It was only ten seconds when I rewound it, sure seemed longer. Hang onto that fork and bring it out every season and talk about safety before the show, and how fast things can turn around. The next guy may not be so fortunate.

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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby radioguy41 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Unfortunately it looks like the video has been removed.
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Re: Yesteryear Farm Show Threshing in Longmont, CO

Postby tmays » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:59 pm

radioguy41 wrote:Unfortunately it looks like the video has been removed.

Yep
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