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Irrigation is a wonderful thing – in the right place at the right time.

But a leaking hydrant in a standing field of wheat can go undetected for a long while, as North Kent farmer/contractor Harold Osenton found to his peril.

Happily cutting away on Saturday afternoon, Harold’s John Deere WTS combine suddenly sunk right up to its axles, leaving the header resting on the deck.

Any attempts to free it just resulted in the big machine burying itself further.

After several hours of struggle, 10 men, three tractors and a mini-digger failed to get the combine free.

Rescue came in the form of a heavy commercial winch mounted on an eight-wheeler HGV. 

If you’ve captured a hilarious act of machine wrecking on camera then send your snaps (plus your contact details) and a brief description of the situation) to fwmachinery@rbi.co.uk.

Please remember to include a brief desciption of the situation so we can do your story justice.

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Previous Wreckers:

Two meter margin makes farming safer…
Cirencester old boy has last laugh over Harper rival…
Give us a pull out of this tight spot…
Massive haul leaves Major heartbroken…
I said NICE combine, not RICE combine…
Get your story water tight, this might take some explaining…
Ford goes belly up…
Water we going to do now…?
The straw that broke the Camel’s back…
Rook what’s happened to my tractor…
What a load of horse play…
MX takes a tumble to bridge the gap
Laid back sprayer …
Those flamin’ birds …
“I flail to see the funny side …”
It’s a roll over week …
Beet that!!
Tipping trailer toppled …
Wheely fast sprayer …
Drilling Downunder
Flippin’ heck!!

NCTS – National Sprayer Trashing Scheme
Setting the world on fire

The decline of Welsh hill farming
Unloading New Zealand style