OLD FARMING 1

 OLD FARMING 2

 OLD FARMING 3

This little occurrence took place about 20 years ago and despite being captured on old slides, our sender has recently had them converted to digital, much to our delight!

The driver of the tractor is Ian Corfield, who is now a contractor, but back then was working as a harvest student on William Cumber’s farm.

Ian was ploughing the firebreak – as straw burning was still allowed in those days – when he got a little too close to the ditch.

Trying to pull the machine out increased the risk of it toppling in completely so some careful manoeuvring was required.

Apparently it all happened about 20-yards from the main road, so the neighbours got a good look at the scene.

Mr Cumber says that Ian is a local contractor and they still have a laugh about it now.

He adds that in these days of two meter margins, farming beside ditches has become a lot safer.

Our thanks to William Cumber of Abingdon, Oxford for sending in the shots.

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.

 

 

Previous Wreckers:

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