Our First Day of Harvest 2019!

  • Published: 22 October 2019
  • First Day of Harvest!! We're finally in the field and going hard. Expecting MORE rain in just a few days we're racing the clock about to crank out several long days in the combine. Fighting the mud has been a challenge but the J&M Grain Cart handles it amazingly well. New Podcast released today! #harvest19 #offthehusk

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Comments • 811

  • Chyna Copeland
    Chyna Copeland  4 weeks back

    I think it is amazing what you do and so very interesting 😀 I also respect what you do and love it . 💗 I send yall lots of love from Alabama ❤️

  • cody miller
    cody miller  5 hours back

    Hey zach I'm a farmer in northeast mo and I'm wondering what radios are you using? We currently dont have radios in our machines and at times I wish we did. Maybe could you do a video on them and why you use radios over cell phones? Thanks

    • Zappa 24
      Zappa 24  2 days back

      Not a Farmer but Love all things Machines

      • Robert Bulot
        Robert Bulot  1 weeks back

        I’ve often wondered what Minnesotans did when they weren’t here in Palm Springs playing golf!

        • Lane Loftis
          Lane Loftis  1 weeks back

          good job I love Mountain Dew kickstart

          • Nick Ardoin
            Nick Ardoin  2 weeks back

            Water keeps the mud from caking up too bad around the tire treads and it generally isn’t very sticky when there’s water involved. That’s what keeps you from getting stuck as long as you keep the wheels straight and just truck on through it without stopping. Just mud with no water is where problems tend to develop

            • Riley Tommaro
              Riley Tommaro  2 weeks back

              Mud is, obviously, ground that's saturated with water, making it soft, visible water is a result of harder ground

              • Sebastián Kigelman
                Sebastián Kigelman  2 weeks back

                There was too much sunlight to call that "a morning" :P

                • Kevin M
                  Kevin M  2 weeks back

                  I can relate and understand everything you say...being a farmer as well

                  • Kevin M
                    Kevin M  2 weeks back

                    Although I farm in the Mississippi Delta

                • grainne Fogarty
                  grainne Fogarty  2 weeks back


                  • Larry Wiegel
                    Larry Wiegel  3 weeks back

                    Driving thru water probably helps wash the tires off and doesn't let the mud stick to them which helps with not getting stuck.

                    • Dylan Kehr
                      Dylan Kehr  3 weeks back

                      I am a farmer, my grandpa owns a dairy farm and my other grandpa has a small hay business. I'd like to take over that hay business and combine grain as well. You have inspired me with all your cool videos to reach my goal. My operation will be no where near your size, but I love the farm life. You are the best actor out there on youtube, keep making videos and I'm ready to watch the next one.

                      • jeff wilken
                        jeff wilken  3 weeks back

                        Got a chance to catch up and watch you...went to a MacDon few years ago, no more air system. 👍👍
                        Reel will pick short beans right off the cutter bar without touching it.

                        • jeff vangor
                          jeff vangor  3 weeks back

                          alot of pods in the tank,is that the best the jd can do? just messing with you, even tho im a red guy.

                          • Instant Games
                            Instant Games  3 weeks back

                            This might become my most entertaining channel

                            • Gepke B
                              Gepke B  3 weeks back

                              You asked why you get stuck more easily in muddy spots than in spots with water: i think that in spots where is water on the field the ground is very hard/solid and thats why you also don’t get stuck so easily in those spots.🤔

                              • andrew sarles
                                andrew sarles  3 weeks back

                                If it holds water it's more compacted than the wet spot that doesn't hold water! It has a bottom! They way it looks fall tillage isn't going to happen there?

                                • Tawaz Masona
                                  Tawaz Masona  3 weeks back

                                  Thatx a good job you're doing MF,l am deeply encouraged by the quantum of work you do in the fields.

                                  • Bill Bouman
                                    Bill Bouman  3 weeks back

                                    would be interested to hear exactly what adjustments on the separator system (ie. beans are becoming drier) you need to make to correct for blowing the beans out the end.

                                    • Al Testic
                                      Al Testic  3 weeks back

                                      I always figured since you can't compress liquids standing water will keep your machine elevated. You definitely feel safer in the water than driving right next to it. Usually...

                                      • Aaron Keller
                                        Aaron Keller  3 weeks back

                                        Why aren’t you using the new combine

                                        • Patrick Njogu
                                          Patrick Njogu  3 weeks back

                                          Hi am looking for a used bailing machine. Can you link me with one. Thank you

                                          • Braylon Swartz
                                            Braylon Swartz  3 weeks back

                                            How many inch tracks you got on that 8rt

                                            • Jacob Anderson
                                              Jacob Anderson  3 weeks back

                                              Maybe the reason driving through water is better is because water is incompressible?

                                              • Gene Murphy
                                                Gene Murphy  3 weeks back

                                                At 8:50ish it’s ok to have submerged soyl legumes BUT not ok with a little dew on them; if you use your draw strings from your hoodies around the stems you can to wipe off the “mOISTURe”

                                                • farlinj
                                                  farlinj  3 weeks back

                                                  My 11 year old son was asking why you spit out the beans and not eat them

                                                  • greeley879
                                                    greeley879  3 weeks back

                                                    You will discover that draper header is very good at digging dirt lol. I know I learned the hard way, and still dig up the odd lump from time to time.

                                                    • Mike Boesker
                                                      Mike Boesker  3 weeks back

                                                      Non farmer. I'm a equipment Auctioneer. I appreciate your point of view for buying. Helps me sell equipment.

                                                      • Artem Gavriluyk
                                                        Artem Gavriluyk  3 weeks back

                                                        Смотрю видео . Очень хорошее предприятие , ухоженная техника и классная команда 👍👍 молодцы !!!

                                                        • D J
                                                          D J  3 weeks back

                                                          I'm not a farmer, but I noticed that the treads on the tractor, versus the cart are facing in opposite directions (at the 2:13 mark). Can you tell me why?

                                                          • Clarence Seigle
                                                            Clarence Seigle  3 weeks back

                                                            Morning zake iam not a farmer but I really like watching your you tube films I like seeing your kids and wife hope they grow up farming wish you all the luck butch

                                                            • Harry Myer
                                                              Harry Myer  3 weeks back

                                                              I'm 74, had no clue about farming. My wife and I are full time motor home snow birds. Often we travel through the farming heartland. We've seen farmers planting and harvesting and got curious about how farming works. That's why I watch and enjoy learning g about your family and farming.
                                                              Curious why the wet low field can't be filled with soil from the dry high parts. I understand the soil is thin over clay, it could be costly, time consuming and done by errosion, any other reasons? Loved the install of drain tile.

                                                              Thanks for your hard work, love your sense of humor.

                                                              • Feral Crafter
                                                                Feral Crafter  3 weeks back

                                                                Just snap your fingers and make the field dry, if you've got that power.

                                                                • Chonko Farms
                                                                  Chonko Farms  3 weeks back

                                                                  I think you need to speed up your fan you have a lot of trash in your grain tank

                                                                  • Chuck Vsetula
                                                                    Chuck Vsetula  3 weeks back

                                                                    Small farmer from south western Ontario, Canada. Enjoy watching the big equipment and interesting to see real time conditions in other parts of the US. Keep it up!

                                                                    • Bill Loman
                                                                      Bill Loman  3 weeks back

                                                                      Driving through water is safer because there is a firmer base underneath it, thats why its standing water. Mud has no firm base or the base is deep enough that you can get totally bogged down because the bottom is deep enough the water cant just sit there.

                                                                      • Dre C.
                                                                        Dre C.  3 weeks back

                                                                        Love your videos!

                                                                        • Awenda
                                                                          Awenda  3 weeks back

                                                                          Beautiful work. moisture level isn’t as bad as predicted. hopefully you’ll cut a lot before it rains. Good stuff!

                                                                          • R Shotty
                                                                            R Shotty  3 weeks back

                                                                            can I come duck hunt all your mud puddles your making in your cut fields? :)

                                                                            • Mod Squad
                                                                              Mod Squad  4 weeks back

                                                                              I'm a city feller lmao. Not really I only work with cattle.

                                                                              • Paul Kate
                                                                                Paul Kate  4 weeks back

                                                                                Have you seen the 10th generation dairymans last video. Lol he said he "felt like the MN millennial farmer. Big timer" haha.

                                                                                • Eric Butler
                                                                                  Eric Butler  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Calibrated oral moisture sensor

                                                                                  • Eric Butler
                                                                                    Eric Butler  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Does it matter the grain tank being empty or full going through wet or soft “soil” ?

                                                                                    • DEDBRD1977
                                                                                      DEDBRD1977  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Zack, how come you never have problems with your field view but Brain can’t seem to ever get his to work? I think he just needs to paint his combine green

                                                                                      • Kevin Burris
                                                                                        Kevin Burris  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Water , helps keep the mud from sticking to the tires.

                                                                                        • mister man
                                                                                          mister man  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I am going to start a war... case is better

                                                                                          For john deers your not paying for quality your paying for the golden rims

                                                                                          • Angryfarmergamer21
                                                                                            Angryfarmergamer21  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Should have done wheat my friend.

                                                                                            • gary booska
                                                                                              gary booska  4 weeks back

                                                                                              I might be missing something but I wish you would put the date in your post!