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Tailgate Talk, Utility Tractors Hit the Road

November 19, 2008
 
 


If you are traveling in the Southeast, keep your eyes open for this John Deere 18-wheeler that will be transporting the tractors for the Drive Green Utility Tractor Show.

Utility Tractors Hit the Road

Starting in January, John Deere will be canvassing the Southeast as part of the company's Drive Green Utility Tractor Show. The road show, which continues through April, will be a series of events in locations stretching from Texas to Virginia. Each stop will feature new tractors from the 6D, 5D, 5E, 5E Limited, 5M and 3E Series. To get from point A to point B, the tractors will be loaded into the Drive Green truck. It's a 2006 Kenworth power unit with a brand-new 53' utility van trailer. To learn more about the John Deere Drive Green truck, log on to www.FarmJournal.com, and check out the Machinery Journal blog. For more information on this event, go to www.johndeere.com/drivegreen.

 



What a Day!
Jackknifed

While driving down the road, the driver accidently engaged the PTO on the grain cart. When he looked over his shoulder to see if the auger was running, he veered off into the ditch. His attempt to gain control exaggerated the calamity.

 


Stat Rack

Guinness World Record wheat harvest:


19,533
The world record for bushels of wheat harvested, set on Sept. 16 near Nottingham, United Kingdom

117.8
The number of acres, spanning six fields, the combine harvested to break the record

35'
The working width of the Vario head paired with a Claas Lexion 580 Terra Trac (Europe's version of the Lexion 595R)

8
The number of hours allotted, even though it only took six hours and 43 minutes to break the previous record

2,444
The average hourly yield in bushels

16,571
The previous world record for most bushels, set in early September 2008 with a New Holland CR9090

 



If you've had one of those days—or caught someone else's on film—we'd love to share it with our readers. E-mail high-resolution images to khumphreys@farmjournal.com, or mail prints to What a Day!, Farm Journal, P.O. Box 958, Mexico, MO 65265.

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