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#1 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:08 PM

Fatal Crash Involving Combine and Truck

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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:17 PM

we had an accident locally that involved a passenger on a JD running to fuel up.  Its really sad to hear these kinds of stories.

 

http://www.ksl.com/?...48&sid=32102929


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:21 PM

It may or may not have made a difference in this case, but, why is the head on the combine on a public road???

 

I know, at least in MO, it's legal to have heads on, but it's not safe!  I recently saw four Case IH combines together on US 65 a mile from my house with corn heads on each.  The heads stuck out 4' past the wheels on the combines, which is totally unnecessary.  Those heads aren't that hard to take off!  ~~  Lowell 


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:26 PM

The roads here are always full of combines with heads on.  My bud runs his down the road but stays to gravel roads, but leaves the 36' head on.  No going around them, back up and wait.  But where I live, most are farmers and respect the machinery and have lots of patience.  Gots to have patience here during harvest time.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:27 PM

I will be driving trucks soon, International and Ford L9000,... between fields on the road with Aaron behind me driving the chopper I force the cars to the side off the road by riding the center with my lights on and I will swerve towards them if needed. Prefer the International, it has no muffler, just the pipe....Cat 425, blurp the 2 stage jake at 2500 rpm usually does it........ loud pipes save lives.

 

Better the truck then the chopper head, as you see above.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Yup  We never had a header hit but had the 1460 hit from behind. Cause they didn't see a big red combine Took the rear axle out from under it,  And yes we had the header on


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 10:57 PM

I don't know 234t about what you guy's are talking about, and it is shame what happened, but  the picture clearly shows the guy was on the wrong side of the road no...?


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 11:28 PM

I don't know 234t about what you guy's are talking about, and it is shame what happened, but  the picture clearly shows the guy was on the wrong side of the road no...?

no in the article the combine was crossing at an intersection and went into the trucks path


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 01:45 PM

Well, my opinion is if they're going to run on a public road with head on,  they should have an escort just like an oversize load would on a tractor trailer,,, I had a close call with combine a few years ago in Vermont on a rural 2 lane State highway,,,the only thing that saved an accident was a flashing strobe light on the roof, was cresting a hill at 50 mph and thats the first thing I saw,,, and then an awful lot of green,,,, Be safe everyone !


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 01:48 PM

Happened by me last year at intersection with 4 lane highway. 80 yr old combine driver crossing road, ran right Over the small car in front of it and squashed and killed the guy in car! Had rescue over to get it off and car out. Bet that leaves a fella feeling bad, that he killed someone that easy. Bet that stays with him rest of his life!  The other guy doens't care anymore!  Oops! Me BAD!


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 03:23 PM

New style headers  These are more prevalent over seas than here

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=peo-G7IGFA0



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Posted October 30, 2014 - 05:06 PM

We came up behind a JD combine this afternoon pulling it's own head trailer.  Just no good reason not to drop the head when on the road!

 

Granted, the equipment I grew up with wasn't as big (4-row 40"), but it was the biggest around at that time & most of the roads weren't as wide as they are now.  And I hauled farm machinery for a local dealer in the early 1970's.  The other driver & I tried to get the dealership owner to let us build a sled to slide wide equipment on the trucks, he wouldn't let us, even though he had the pipe to make from.  When we were laid off & the owner had to do the hauling, a sled was made!

 

Maybe I was in the safety business (rural Fire Service) too long, but I have no room for people who do things like this when it's not necessary!  It just shows arrogance!  For those that would say the head trailer is too expensive, then they can't afford the combine either!  ~~  Lowell






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