Farm equipment causes crash

Farm equipment causes crash

There are 32 comments on the Public Opinion story from Aug 19, 2009, titled Farm equipment causes crash. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A piece of farm equipment caused a crash on Pa. 655, when it crashed into a following vehicle on Aug.

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Joe Hick

Aspers, PA

#21 Aug 20, 2009
Also - just note: The farmers usually arent going that far. Just switching fields or heading back to the barn. If they are hogging the road, usually means they are going to turn soon - and dont want anyone trying to pass. And - a lot of them will wave you around when the see a clear spot. They are up pretty high and can see better than you.
Matt

Chambersburg, PA

#22 Aug 20, 2009
WOW wrote:
JUST MOVE to the damn BREAK DOWN LANE is the really to much to ask..iv'e seen spot's where these guys could pull over and stop and let every one go but NOOOOO they have to HOGG the hole road.it's plan crazy that you guys can's just pull to the side a little,I mean gezzz it's not like your in a hurry to get any ware your going to a feild so sling cow Shi T WOWOWOWOWO thats a big rush to get there so lets keep that big a s s tractor in the middle of the road.....and Cop's should start ticketing these people for blocking up so many cars......
Maybe the next time he might accidently engage that PTO and fling that shi T all over your crappy little car. HAHAHA Sit back, shut up and wait for a passing zone! Cry babies!
Matt

Chambersburg, PA

#23 Aug 20, 2009
Movin on up wrote:
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You might have been here first but times they are a changin. My man is in the White House now and he needs this land for public housing. All the food will come frome China in the next few years anyway. Just retire and sell your land now. Times they are a changin!
HAHAHAHA Nice try dude.
Road Boss

Jenkintown, PA

#24 Aug 20, 2009
I don't think the locals are a problem. It's these plant and pick for hire boys and their oversized equipment hogging the roads. They need escorts and that should be mandatory. Their business is providing a service that demands constant road travel. They should need licenses, vehicle inspections and be regulated like any oversize vehicle on the road. They aren't truly farmers.
WOW

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Aug 20, 2009
Matt wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe the next time he might accidently engage that PTO and fling that shi T all over your crappy little car. HAHAHA Sit back, shut up and wait for a passing zone! Cry babies!
LOL yaya i'll give ya the first jab about fling the poo that was funny.. but far from a cry baby. it's plan and simple give a little to get a little Ok,, im not asking any of them to stop.but they "NEVER" even slide over is that hard to do and some time you never see a passing lane. it's one hand washes the other and mine are still full of the poo they fling
Sick and Tired

Bear, DE

#26 Aug 20, 2009
Joe Hick wrote:
Also - just note: The farmers usually arent going that far. Just switching fields or heading back to the barn. If they are hogging the road, usually means they are going to turn soon - and dont want anyone trying to pass. And - a lot of them will wave you around when the see a clear spot. They are up pretty high and can see better than you.
We once followed 2 tractors from the square in Newburg to 2 blocks from the square in Shippensburg. We stopped counting at 20+ cars behind them. They had many places to pull over but kept going. They don't need to pull over for one or two cars - but when the line gets that long, or when they know they are travelling a good distance, the right thing is to pull over and let everyone go by. Plus, I don't like getting around those s**t throwers - they make me nervous.
BUKSCINNER

Chandler, AZ

#28 Aug 21, 2009
What's worse the tractor or farm equipment going 20 mph or the soccer mom following back 500 feet that won't pass?
Art

Jenkintown, PA

#29 Aug 21, 2009
BUKSCINNER wrote:
What's worse the tractor or farm equipment going 20 mph or the soccer mom following back 500 feet that won't pass?
A soccer mom that won't pass? They don't exist. They'll pass on a blind hill. They'll tailgate until they got a 100 yard gap then blow your doors off. Most women in minivans will run you over if you're not exceeding the posted limit by 30 mph.
Ann

Waynesboro, PA

#30 Aug 21, 2009
My brother was killed in an accident this Easter with someone driving farm equipment. I know they have a job do but I no longer have a brother.
bugcatcher

Chambersburg, PA

#31 Aug 21, 2009
WOW wrote:
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How are we being Rude.We are not the ones who have a Parade session going on behind them..and YES they can be a little kinder,I don't think they need to pull over very time.I mean come on half the time they don't need to even stop just slid over a little bit they won't even do that. If they would just look back and see 10 cars behide them just slide over.Iv'e been behind some that have a MILE of cars there..gime a break were rude thats crazy..
Reality #1 - It probably took only 30 seconds to a minute for those 10 cars to stack up behind them. No, they don't need to pull over every time they see a couple of cars. They do need to be cognizant of this issue, and I think most of them are. There is a balance between the amount of time spent pulling over, and how much time it takes to get from one farm/field to the next.

Reality #2.- They have a right to the use of the road, just as cars do; and they have no obligation to pull over. Pulling over is a courtesy, not a legal requirement. There is no law that says they must pull over. Please recognize that.

Reality #3.- Most car drivers are too impatient. If they have to follow a slow-moving vehicle for 30 seconds, they are wound up tight and antsy. Car drivers - take a break, slow down. Taking an extra minute or two to get where you want to go won't hurt you.
bugcatcher

Chambersburg, PA

#32 Aug 21, 2009
Sarah wrote:
I have no problem with farmers on any road moving their equipment from one field to another or neighboring farm.
I always try to be patient and give them plenty of room.
My frustration comes from the convoys of combines and tractors and 5000-10,000 gal. manure tankers running the roads for 20-30 mile trips, 3,4,5 times a day, spread out over a mile or two. There is no way to get around them and their tankers are so huge they can't possibly see anything behind them or passing them.
Those that are driving sometimes have small children piled around them in the cabs, further distracting them from their surroundings.
I also have seen youngsters that can barely reach the peddles, driving loads through towns, on open tractors and younger kids sitting on the fenders.
This is dangerous enough out plowing the field but moving 25-30mph with a huge load is ridicules.
A little mutual courtesy isn't to much to ask, is it?
I don't have a problem with small children inside tractor cabs. I do believe that people riding on tractor fenders - whether they are children or adults - is a dangerous situation that needs to stop. Yeah, I've seen it happen. The perception that "it's okay" needs to change.
George

Sterling, VA

#33 Aug 21, 2009
bugcatcher wrote:
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I don't have a problem with small children inside tractor cabs. I do believe that people riding on tractor fenders - whether they are children or adults - is a dangerous situation that needs to stop. Yeah, I've seen it happen. The perception that "it's okay" needs to change.
Maybe we should require seatbelts and airbags on tractors now. Instead of $50,000, a tractor would cost $60,000, and you could lower the dairy farmer's "pay" from $9 a hundred pounds to $5 a hundred pounds. This post was all sarcasm.

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