Ditched Deere 1This happened in Oklahoma, U.S.A in May 2005 when Ben Kerley was working as part of a custom combine crew running 5 machines.

Only one month before the accident Ben had helped build the 36 foot headers the combines are running with.

The one pictured had apparently only cut a few acres.

Ditched Deere 2According to Ben the combine pilot in question was a Ukrainian and while moving from one plot to the next – with the headers up – he hit a tree with one side of the header.

This swung the combine rear end round and headed it straight into the pond near the road.

Many thanks to Ben for sending in the shots!

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