Fields-of-Corn Photo Contest. I would appreciate your vote but please vote for your favorite! There are five different divisions and I have entered 3 of them so far.
The link should take you to Growing Corn photo's and I entered my favorite. It may not be my best but is my favorite and I have posted in various places since 2010. It is a picture of my 200 bushel corn on Horseshoe Road in Highland County, the best crop that was ever raised on that farm according to its neighbors.
That was the year our last rain was an inch around July 17 and it still yielded a record crop on that farm. We shelled that corn in September and that gave me time to work on that farm all fall. It never rained that fall and wheat and cover crops were hard to establish that year. The best thing I did was spread two tons of high calcium lime per acre and that paid me back in two crops. I am learning the effects of gypsum on my own soil after working with it on others for many years.
I really need to manage my pictures because my pictures are managing me. I have so many crop pictures mixed in with people pictures. In a few years most of the crop pictures start to look the same.
There is so much to do right now, I am not sure how we are going to get it all done before winter. Speaking of winter, these cool days and nights remind us of that a little too much!
To my blog experts, I just accidentally wiped out a week of blogs by deleting Industrious Woman under my draft file. One delete deleted a week's work. How did I do that, how did they get linked together and published and drafted at the same time? I think it has been since I started entering key words again?
It has been my experience that it breaks down to what you are going to pull with it, how much money you want to spend on the purchase and personal preference.
Personal preference is like "do I buy a Chevy or a Ford"... Do I buy a Lincoln or a Cadillac...
Some of the names you mentioned as well as some of the names others mentioned are in categories above. Peterbilt and Kenworth are the "Lincoln and Cadillac's" of the trucking industry. They are good looking, tough and will give you very good service over the life of the truck..... on the other hand... they aren't cheap to purchase.
Freightliner and Western Star were, until a short while ago, owned my Mercedes Benz. Freightliner has come a long, long way in improvement of their trucks since 1983 when MB took over. They were #6 or #7 in sales at that point and they are the number one selling truck in North America right now. Western Star use to be built in Canada, but they are now assembled in the Portland Freightliner plant. They are very good trucks as well. Both of these brands, along with International (Navistar) fall into the "Chevy and Ford" category. Very well built, good service over the life of the vehicle and less expensive to purchase than a Pete or Kenworth. (in most cases.... ) Volvo builds a very good truck as well.... I don't have much experience with the new ones so I can't really voice an honest opinion.... sorry...
Macks build the workhorse of the trucking industry. Granted, they build "road trucks" and you will see a lot of them on the highways, but where you see Macks the most is Dump Trucks, Heavy equipment hauling, etc. They build a good truck.