Friday, January 8, 2021
Work continues in the shop, as we discover a few more little things to tweak or repair on the new (to us) KW truck. Brandon has been very diligent to give attention to what it takes to make this truck road-ready. It won’t be long now. Perhaps, even this afternoon, he will be able to make his first delivery to GPC with this new rig.
We are applying some stone to the driveway. The guys from Rogers Group at Mitchell, IN are delivering a few loads. Their tri-axle delivery trucks can do a fairly nice job spreading the stone. A couple loads will be spread on the driveway in its worst stretches, another will be dumped into a pile to be metered out more precisely using the bucket of the backhoe. We just can’t go through this winter without this refresh to the rocks on the lane.
There was a water temperature sensor on the new JD Gator that required replacement–it was broken off, stuck in the head of the engine. Alliance ordered the part, and sent a mechanic out today to perform the service.
Bill has been very busy this week delivering both soybeans and corn to ADM at Newburgh, Indiana. The hard part about January deliveries there is the waiting in line. It is not as efficient for the customer as the ‘appointment’ method used at nearby GPC. But he has made 2 trips most days. Thanks, Bill.
Have a safe and pleasant weekend.