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Spy Photos

Feb 20, 2009
Farmers are the best informants.
 
I wish I could be everywhere at one time and see everything that is going on in the machinery world. But that is impossible. However, I’m fortunate enough to have farmer friends who are my extra eyes. Whether it’s being transported down the road, running in the field, hidden in a shed, or a machinery mishap, I appreciate all the tid bits that are passed along.
 
For example, before the National Farm Machinery Show, I was sent a couple of pictures of this machine:
 
 
 
Then, at the Lousiville show… what did I see…a very similiar 48-row planter.
 
 
A big topic of conversation on another discussion board has been a series of pictures from this incident.
 
 
Don’t worry, I contacted the good folks at Case IH. They explained this unfortunate mishap occurred on Sunday as they were loading up equipment after the National Farm Machinery Show. Actually, it was great to hear there was very little damage to the 36-row planter. One row unit was a little crunched up, and there was some scratch damage, but that’s it. To see a new 1260 planter on its feet and showing off the optional steerable rear axle check out this video.
 
Thanks to everyone who e-mails with their spy photos. Keep them coming! mfischer@farmjournal.com
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