Yesterday afternoon, the final machine got washed– the JD S680 combine. After cleaning, it took its place in the big storage shed. Since it will get to stay there for several months, it is placed against the back wall, along with the other combine and the grain cart.
The washing process is lengthy. First, compressed air is used to blow debris and chaff from the core of the machine, under the outer panels. Then a strong and high flow of water washes down the same areas. Finally the outer ‘skin’ is wet down, scrubbed with a soapy brush, and rinsed.
The result is a ‘like-new’ appearance. We certainly make an effort to keep our machines looking ‘cared-for’.
The 680 takes its place along the back wall of the big storage building, between the grain cart and the 8230 combine.
Lastly, the mud and residue and other sloppy debris is pressure washed from the wash pad itself.
The 4 semi trucks will come into the shop over the next couple weeks to get shined up… as grain deliveries and our time permits.
It is a satisfying feeling to get the farm equipment shiny again.