John’s World: Discovering Blind Spots

June 18, 2018 11:15 AM

The following content is commentary and opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

In driver’s education years ago, we all were warned of the dangers of blind spots.

However, blind spots on the farm can turn to embarrassment, as U.S. Farm Report commentator John Phipps has discovered.

One of his discoveries? Just because a monitor shows there’s electrical power going to a section of a sprayer boom does not mean it’s spraying!

Watch John’s World every weekend on U.S. Farm Report.

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Buddy McCartney
Rayville , LA
6/19/2018 05:08 AM

  This happened to a coworker of mine on 3600 acres. We were doing custom ap word.just getting started that, he didn't bother to check his tips. He had 9 plugged up not behind machine out where you could see. I had to go back and clean up his error. Not a happy camper! It take less than a minute to step down and check your booms. So get your lazy butt out of the seat and check it. Just do your job and do it right. When you have to relick your calf as granddad use to say it not fun.

Billy Tiller
Lubbock, TX
6/23/2018 03:38 PM

  This a great illustration that technology needs some checking into sometimes. It PAYS to "PAY ATTENTION". I have been guilty of the very thing John talked about. We love the A/C in the cab, but if we have to redo it then it was a loss. We are always in a hurry, but a little checking can save us lots of time. Lastly, I like your analogy about blind spots. We should pay extra close attention when we are caught in a blind spot. Thanks for the video


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