Combine is a ditch

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.

See also: Top 10 farm machinery mishaps

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 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.