Harvest time is here!
Monster corn cutters chop corn and load it into the trucks that follow the harvester.
Corn fields disappear in an afternoon.
Semis loaded with the ensilage slow down for the turn into the dairy next door.
Empty trucks return to the field.
Over and over.
First time I've ever had a video! The harvester is similar to what cut and chopped the corn next door, but the neighbor's corn was still green and not so dried out! And the trucks here are much bigger!! The first two minutes will give you a good idea of what happens.
My dad cut corn for our cattle years ago. His cutter only did two rows at a time and the trucks were much smaller. The truck drivers drove to the pit and dumped their load over the side and the packer (tractor) went back and forth over the corn to pack it in. After school my brother and I would always change clothes and go jumping off the sides of the pit down into the soft corn. That was called FUN back in those days!
Similar to the cutter my dad had and was pulled behind the tractor.
Have some FUN with harvest this week.