I am currently learning to drive the tractor with the silage feeder attached so that I can help to feed the cattle silage when they are in the fold yard.
This is the tractor I am learning to drive and here is the tractor with the silage feeder attached.
When you have not been brought up on a farm and are not used to driving an tractor, being asked to drive a tractor and operate machinery on the back of the tractor can be difficult. Well it is for me!
I have had a couple of lessons so far and I think that I can now remember what buttons to press and which switches to move. The only trouble I am having is driving the tractor at the same time as operating the silage feeder as I have to look behind me inorder to work the silage feeder and then my feet can’t reach the tractor peddles as I stretch behind!!! At first I also found it difficult to reverse the tractor with the silage feeder on the back but I am beginning to master this.
After two lessons my husband doesn’t think I am quite ready to drive the tractor alone, so at least silaging the cattle is one job I don’t have to do morning and night. Well at least for the moment!!!
Can you remember the first time you drove a tractor or do you have any interesting stories to tell about when you learnt to drive a tractor or operate some farm machinery?