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 james.andrews@rbi.co.uk. 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.