Me: Uh, yeah. What?
Vernon: Can you drive the tractor for me a little while? I need to flush the pivot and I don’t like using a ladder on the end.
So we were off. First he climbed up and replaced the bottom part of that vertical section he’s looking at. It catches silt as the water flows through the pivot, so you have to de-mud it every once in a while. Just kind of like cleaning your drain in your sink. Then, on the far end…
He climbed on the loader on the tractor and I raised him up to pivot level. He popped off the clamp that holds on the “silt collector” and I lowered him down to safety. The water was then turned on to flush the pipe and any silt sitting in the bottom of it.
Although, this pic didn’t turn out… It would have been pretty cool if it had! Here’s the dirty water being flushed through the pivot.