Even the best-engineered and most pampered bits of farm kit are capable of suffering the odd mechanical meltdown or driver-related mishap.
When it happens it is no laughing matter, but as time heals the wounds of the wallet-busting repair bill it becomes a little easier to see the funny side.
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A problem shared is a problem halved, so Farmers Weekly is launching a new series featuring some of the worst machinery-related disasters.
Combines will be the topic of discussion for our first installment, so if you’ve got any dramatic harvesting tales we would love to hear from you.
Just email a few details of the incident (and a picture if you have one) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include your mobile phone number.
If your story is so embarrassing that you would rather not be mentioned, we are happy to leave your name out.