Awesome KEN - you made TV News, "I just might need your autograph Doc".
And the first kid that can stay awake, for the duration of the combine ride....
- could be a new farm hire/driver, in 15-20 years
time Young Beau on the Grandparents Farm, like 1961:
I was sitting on a 30 HP small tractor and steering it at 1.5 mph in an open field, while my Mother & Granny
picked stones / adult would put in gear (for me), and jump off side.
- stones got thrown in a utility trailer, pulled behind tractor
- keeping tractor moving straight, in an open 20 acre field...was my job
- sitting on the tractor seat, steering and adjusting the gas lever...as demanded
- while my legs were a foot too short, to even reach clutch &/or touch brake pedal
Did this one whole Saturday afternoon, at 5 years young (in the hot sun) / I concentrated on the driving task,
not ever a safety issue... How thing have changed !!