Wasn't needed for harvest this year
We were at the farm yesterday and I climbed in the cab of one of the semis I have driven hauling beans and corn in years past. Can't operate the clutch, return spring is too strong for someone with little feeling from the knees down. Besides don't have a CDL even a temp this year, wouldn't be safe wondering if I could depress the clutch every time I had to shift. They really didn't need me anyway, weather was absolutely perfect for harvesting both soy beans and corn. Son says he only has about 10% corn left to pick. Prices are good and yields are very good also. Even the early weather seemed to be in favor of the grower this season. It rained almost every time the crops needed water so the extremely costly irrigation wasn't needed like it usually is.
The old joke about one farmer asking another "What would you do if you won the lottery? The answer, "Oh, I would just keep farming until it was gone". That really is almost like it is many years, you need a few like last year and this one to keep on farming.
A new combine, well, new to him has helped a lot. No breakdowns which plagued him in past years.
Well, maybe I can help next year, wish they had something with an automatic transmission, don't have any trouble with power assisted brakes but the darn clutches give me fits.