Farmers hitting the road in Sangamon County
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
It's that time of the year again when farmers are going to be heading out to their fields collecting their hard work.
Tractors and combines are already hitting the roads in Sangamon County.
These heavy machines can take about a whole county road from one side to the other.
Anyone sitting in the chair of this equipment will have limited vision.
One Auburn farmer says he'll be out during the early morning and, depending on the weather, late at night.
He says each season there'll be a driver who gets too close or row of cars building up behind him.
The veteran farmer says the best thing to do is give him enough space so he can see you with his side mirrors.
“If you can’t see our mirrors you're too close to us and we don't know if you're back there. Our equipment is 10, 12, 14-foot-wide and it's very hard even though we have the mirrors and it's spread way out and when a car gets too close then we can't tell if they're back there,” Tim Seifert said.
This farmer says he and his equipment will be out for the next 6 weeks. That's until the planting season comes around.