That’s not a flat, that’s a blowout

I was just about finished rolling the Nebraska paddock with the cultipacker when the tractor lurched to the left and started sliding sideways down the hill. Ah, a flat. My bicycle puncture repair kit wasn’t up to this job.

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The man at the local shop came out in his van and changed out the front tires. The new one is chunky.

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The cultipacker is this thing:

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It rolls and makes little furrows which improves soil-seed contact. I’ve been using it in the Nebraska paddock because there were a few places with big clods of hard clay and the cultipacker has done an excellent job of smoothing things out for seeding lucerne.

One thought on “That’s not a flat, that’s a blowout

  1. Susan Lea says:

    No kidding, that’s no mere flat! Of course it happened on a hill! I’m know you’re younger and braver than me, but “sliding sideways down the hill” does not sound good to me! Our hills are so steep, I always let my husband drive the tractor on them.

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