Farmer digs fire line with his tractor to try to divert the fire

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+52 1. gpullen commented 11 years ago

I was watching this for 1:40 thinking to myself.. "come on cameraman.... pan to the left so we can actually see if its working or not..." and he finally did...

Fair play to the farmer, quick thinking to save his crop and livelihood ;)
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+32 2. bella1 commented 11 years ago

Farmers are not only very smart but survivalists as well
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+9 3. IDK399 commented 11 years ago

I saw this a few weeks back... Good effort but never found out if it was successful.
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+1 4. cameramaster commented 11 years ago

I'm not sure if that was incredibly brave....or incredibly foolhardy, considering he could have so easily been trapped by the fire. Whichever the case I'm just glad it worked.
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+1 5. Tehnol commented 11 years ago

Good job and quick thinking, but it was just a big stubble fire
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+1 6. Cloe commented 11 years ago

brave man! i hope this fire didn't afected his livehood that much.
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+1 7. sar commented 11 years ago

Drawing a magic ring
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+1 8. kio commented 11 years ago

he's not a farmer he's a fireman.
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+1 9. gut commented 11 years ago

magico vivalio
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+4 10. imagic commented 11 years ago

#4,, he was just smart, not brave or foolish, if you look at the direction of the wind you can see he will not be trapped by the fire, the fire will slowly take the field at the side he was on. i really hope this smart farmer saved his field !
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-3 11. FUstar commented 11 years ago

Funny that people think there was any crops..
its already harvested!
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+3 12. Zebulun commented 11 years ago

#4 The problem with your statement is that it seems to me there's an assumption the govt. or fire service personnel will help resolve the problem. I think that IS the problem. All of us waiting on "officials" to fix an issue. That's just how the govt. likes it. Rely on them for everything instead of being self sufficient.
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+7 13. farmerbill commented 11 years ago

#5, #11 I am a farmer. This individual was discing down unharvested soybeans. The tracks perpendicular to the tractor are from previous trips across the field from a spray rig during the growing season. Later applications break the plant when ran over, leaving a track. If you look at the video with 16 seconds remaining, you can see he or she exits the standing crop into the harvested area of the field. NOT "just a stubble fire."
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+1 14. Illuminati commented 11 years ago

So close somethimes...
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0 15. evil666 commented 10 years ago

This technique has been done in a film - The Gods Must Be Crazy.