It is Harvest Time in Nebraska ... Be Careful On the Roads!!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska
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Harvest is way behind schedule in 2019.  What that means is when it dries out from this latest rain...every combine and truck and grain trailer available will be full bore into harvesting. 

That also means long hours and possibly some inexperienced operators running equipment.

To all of my friends and family and even those I do not know...PLEASE...when driving...

BE CAREFUL!!  

IF YOU: Are driving a motorcycle, car, or pickup...remember a loaded grain truck weighs around 80,000 pounds and CANNOT STOP as fast as you can. 

Trucks, combines, grain carts, headers for beans and corn will be moving around the gravel roads and highways throughout the corn belt...give them room and understand they can't see you very easy.

In other words:

Stay the heck out of the way...2019 Fall Harvest near Holdrege, NE Mike McCann Mach1 Realty

Pulling out of fields whether on gravel or pavement...the trucks will need a wide turn...especially near the elevators and storage sites. 

Taking one extra minute or maybe only 15 seconds to slow down might save your life!!

Sometimes a truck will pull into traffic and if loaded will take time to get up to speed...STAY OFF YOUR PHONES so you do not become the next statistic!!

IF YOUR ARE DRIVING GRAVEL ROADS: There will be dangerous intersections and a lot of dust in the air...make sure the intersection is safe. 

I drive over 20,000 miles a year on gravel...but I stay off the gravel as much as possible during harvest. 

When coming over a hill...be prepared to stop....might be a grain cart or pickup there...or a truck coming at you.

And finally to farm friends and their families and employees:  PLEASE keep your hands and loose clothing away from moving equipment, PTO drive shafts, moving chains, and stay the hell out of the grain bins that have old corn in them.  You are in one of the most dangerous industries in the world.  Make wise choices.  

Until Next Time...enjoy the fall sunsets...

 

 

 

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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at www.mikemccann.com to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or

mike@mikemccann.com for easy e-mail access! Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker

 

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Lottie Kendall
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I'm sure you're giving some good advice, Mike. Here's hoping people take heed.

Oct 03, 2019 08:12 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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This is timely advice to share with drivers in the area.

Have an outstanding autumn.

Oct 03, 2019 08:13 AM #2
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Will Hamm
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I can remember driving grain trucks of wheat for my father in law in Kimball Nebraska, and yes they do not stop that fast.

 

Oct 03, 2019 08:58 AM #3
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Hi Lottie Kendall Thank you for stopping by.  It really does get dangerous on the roads throughout the Midwest states during Harvest.  This year will be especially bad since both soybeans and corn will be getting harvested together and since it is going to be later in the season...less sunlight as well so more night harvest than normal!!

 

Oct 03, 2019 09:13 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Mike - wise words especially as your weather changes and harvest season approaches in Nebraska. 

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Hi Roy Kelley Thanks for checking in!  Yes...and you have an enjoyable autumn as well!!

Oct 03, 2019 09:14 AM #6
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HI Michael Jacobs Thanks for stopping by.  This year we have had record rains and that has pushed everything back and I know the farmers will work 16 hour days getting the crop out and that causes fatigue and potential mistakes.  

 

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