Meanwhile, in Tennessee…..

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14 Responses to Meanwhile, in Tennessee…..

  1. Padawan says:

    Eh. No worries. That’ll buff out.

  2. Granny says:

    Nothing runs like a deer, and nothing stops ’em like one either. heh

  3. Catman says:

    I’ve always wondered if you could drive under one of those

  4. Cederq says:

    Oh heck that ain’t nuthing… here in the wilds of South Dakota that is almost a daily occurrence with various farm implements and sprayers and cake haulers.

  5. JeremyR says:

    Which one was texting? The Johnny Popper is left of center. It looks to me like the auto was in his or her lane since the stripe is solid white meaning most likely a turn lane?
    Last week I got behind a spray jockey on a narrow country asphalt. I couldn’t pass him because he took up part of the on coming lane. When we met traffic, he would swerve onto the shoulder, then careen back on to the road. Several vehicles we met took to the ditch he was doing that bad.

    • Wirecutter says:

      Those big spray rigs are hard as fuck to steer and take up a lot of road. The tobacco sprayers around here take up all of their lane and some of the oncoming traffic’s lane too. If you see a pickup coming towards you with a red flag hanging out the window you better fucking find a driveway to pull into.

      • JeremyR says:

        I don’t know if he had an escort, but it would have been a good idea. I felt nothing but sorry for him. I’ve driven them,ungainly as hell. The ones we had when I was a kid had a tank suspended down the middle that would slide between the rows of corn.
        When I was driving an Avenger, I came up behind one at a red light. Just for shits I slowly inched up, I could have fit under completely. Bet that would have scared the crap out of him and possibly a few nine mm rounds.

        • Wirecutter says:

          What I can’t figure out is, if they can ride a furrow how come they can’t drive a straight line down the road?

          • JeremyR says:

            Speed. They don’t spray the field at 20mph.
            I’ve got a Lull all terrain lift. It’s an older job, a 400 built in 1973. It will step out nicely at 20+mph. It has switchable steering, you can use all four, the front, or crab walk it. Doing 20 down a country road is flat out terrifying. About 15 years ago my FiL borrowed it to build his shop. By the time we hooked a trailer, loaded and binded it, then drove down etc, it was faster to road run it. Took almost two hours whereas the drive back took one.
            I get well onto the shoulder when I see traffic coming. The “jungle Gym” is a full eight feet wide.

            • Wirecutter says:

              Ah, thanks. You can tell I’m not a farmer.

              No shoulders on my road and there’s heavy ag traffic on it. Matter of fact the road doesn’t really go anywhere except to more farms.

          • Lindsay says:

            There’s generally not furrows on roadways to help guide the tires. However, the way things seem to be going we may end up with furrows due to lack of maintenance.

  6. bikermailman says:

    The good thing about living on the plains, you can see those rigs from a mile away. Literally.

  7. CC says:

    277 & 87 up through W. Texas has the same thing; cotton & oil country, with all the accompanying heavy equipment, & road destruction projects for the piece de resistance.

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