23 April 2005 | lightninboy
Weak movie, but a nice documentary about combining.
This movie is kind of weak in the plot, but it's a nice documentary about custom combining, a great American tradition since World War II. Kansas farmer gets stormed out and figures the best way to make money is to start up a custom combining crew. However, he can't afford the then-state-of-the-art Gleaner rotaries or John Deere 8820s. He can't even afford 7700s or even 105s. He custom combines with John Deere 95s. He operates on a shoestring budget with a ragamuffin crew. Rivalry with another crew results in hi-jinks. In this movie you get to see combine demolition derby and Ernie Brookins's Jumpin' Combine. The conflict is resolved peacefully, but, then, that's the way things should be.