a ride inside a combine!
is the view from inside the cab of John Detmer's combine.
It is a beautiful sunny day to be cutting wheat in Great
look straight down in front of the combine. You can see
the reel taking in the wheat as the combine moves through
the field. The wheat will be cut from its stalk and moved
into the combine to be threshed.
you see a combine moving through a field of wheat, you
would think it is easy to maneuver through the open field.
A combine is a very large machine and the operator has
to be aware of the gears and controls inside the combine
just like you would driving a car. He also takes a peek
every now and then at the wheat piling up in the bin behind
the cab. When the bin is full, it is time to unload the
wheat into the wheat trucks or grain carts waiting in
bin on the combine is full! It is time to transfer the
grain from the combine to the truck. The spiral motion
of the unloading auger forces the grain up through the
grain spout and into the wheat truck. When the combine
is empty, the farmer goes back into the field and keeps
cutting. If the wheat truck is full, the driver can go
to the grain elevator and dump his load of wheat there.