Harvest 2005 - 2006

 

Started the harvest in sunny Queensland, 2 combines in Queensland and one in Moree.  Met up at Haddon Rig and then to finish down to Cumnock.  Light year for the crops that season. Visited the Deni Ute Muster a good crew.

"Well it was a fairly good harvest got tonight on the chaser bin had good fund on that got to talk to all the truckies most were pretty interesting.  I always had a good crew to work with nice guys, there was not much complaining out of us and only a few times.  It was a good experience working over here learned many new things about the country and met lots of good people.  After the first job I was promoted to the header, it had its ups and downs, -ucked up on the fuel tank, didn't put the fuel cap on right and that just lead to some great problems quite the learning experience but besides that it was a good time and I will look back on it for years to come".

John Kirk

"Well it was a fairly good harvest got tonight on the chaser bin had good fund on that got to talk to all the truckies most were pretty interesting.  I always had a good crew to work with nice guys, there was not much complaining out of us and only a few times.  It was a good experience working over here learned many new things about the country and met lots of good people.  After the first job I was promoted to the header, it had its ups and downs, -ucked up on the fuel tank, didn't put the fuel cap on right and that just lead to some great problems quite the learning experience but besides that it was a good time and I will look back on it for years to come".

John Kirk

 


 

"Didn't know what to expect from a contractor in oz, just big scale, with lots of hours.  From the moment I arrived I was introduced to Daz and Leith and moved around with them for the majority of the harvest, meeting up with Mick and the other crew occasionally for a few beers.  Having never driven a header before I didn't want to break to many things and I hope I seceded.  I think it is one of the best ways to see rural oz, at least the eastern two states.  We have all got on well and had a laugh along the way.  The most memorable moments will have to be Daz. first thing in the morning with his trusty brush and my meeting with a truckie at Duncan Ball's.  Have learnt many things during the harvest that will be useful later.  Good experiences at Mark Weston's will be remembered for the hilly land with a few exciting moments and a few times getting bogged in the header, certainly different terrain to back home. Whether it be the hills or vast paddocks with precision drilling at Oodnadatta.  Cheers to Mick for giving e the job plus Robbie for the hospitality at Wee Waa.  Thanks to Daz and Leith for showing me the ropes and having a good few laughs along the way even though I did have to be camp bitch quite a bit of the time."  

Sean

 


 

"Well it was certainly an 'interesting' experience!  Met some good people throughout the job and learned a lot from them.  The Brits dominated over the team which was a good thing.  Being on the chaser bin was good, I got to see things the header drivers didn't.  I soon got used to the barking and shit that was given to me from the header drivers, all fun.  Our team were lucky to have a caravan maid, well close to Sean Ronald for fulfilling that role.  If anyone wants to know an interesting story ask Mick what happened to Sean in Thailand!  The highlight of my time here was seeing a sheep go up the feeder house in the header, I doubt I will see that again.  On a more serious note I learnt a lot and saw things I would not see anywhere else.  Thanks Mick, Robbie and the team."

Quentin

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