Farms in winter
I was stuck in my driveway this morning, so I had to catch a ride in. I’m sure that's what everybody’s saying”.
Plowing out homeowner tractors can get busy this time of year. And that can be good news for a repairman like Dennis Barnhart.
“The cold snap comes in and people forgot to get fuel treated. So they're freezing things up. And we're finding a lot of other issues with the colder temperatures coming in. Battery's going bad, just minor things like that. But we're finding out what these new tractors with this DLF Fuel Systems, now the diff is freezing up and cold temperatures and we're having a lot of problems with that.”
Barnhart travels plenty across Idaho back roads and says folks just need to slow down. “I worked in the woods for 14 years, so I'm kinda used to being on these slick roads and watching these crazy people trying to get from point A to point B because they're always in a hurry for everything. They need to slow down.
Old man winter can make life tough on the farms across the west in the winter but come spring and summer, farmers will smile large with a plentiful supply of water for irrigation.