With cotton harvest on full-bore, Brandon Walton sprang into action when he suspected one of his pickers might have a bad bearing. Using a tethered remote control, Walton, farm manager, Omega Plantation , Clarksdale, Miss., tested the massive baling apparatus. Next, after entirely shutting down the picker, he crawled into the belly of the cotton beast and made sure everything was working to his satisfaction. The picker was functioning fine, no bearings had gone bad, and operator Eddie Love continued running the rows.
All in a day’s harvest work for Walton.
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Brandon Walton, farm manager, Omega Plantation, Clarksdale, Miss., tests a John Deere cotton picker with a a tethered remote control.
Brandon suspected a bad bearing; the picker turned out to be fine.
Brandon tests with the remote control as operator Eddie Love looks on from the picker.
Brandon Walton, left, and Eddie Love.
Brandon and Love removing panels and checking the picker.
Eddie Love beneath the picker.
Brandon Walton, with the combine shut down, just before coming out of the picker.
Operator Eddie Love, Omega Plantation, Clarksdale, Miss.
Walton puts the panels back in place.
Walton makes a final test.
Picker issues resolved, Walton carries on with the 2013 harvest.