2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Grad Poses With "Her" Truck
According to her uncle, Bob, who watched her passion for farming develop at an early age, the Ford LTL 9000 had an 18-ft. frame behind the cab, ideal for mounting the box. So they removed the 5th wheel plate and welded a hinge for a new hoist on back. Kendra did about half the welding and helped hook up the pto, hydraulics and dump controls. With a pup trailer behind, it hauls as much as a semi and is easier to drive and makes tighter turns. Kendra drives it all the time, hauling 15-ton loads of dry fertilizer in the spring and up to 80,000-lb. loads of corn and beans in the fall.
Kendra plans to earn a 2-year agricultural management degree and then come home to work on the farm.
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