Trip to Smith Valley

Tuesday morning Brent and me made an excursion to the "Smith Valley" south east of Carson City

We had to pick up two spare tires for the Big Pack I have to carry with me in my trailer. I hope I will never have to use them, but it’s better to have them for such a long journey.

I also used the chance to meet our local dealer at the smith valley and to talk to him about the roadshow. I was very surprised, that he still hat so much interested customers jet. He also told me a lot about the region. But he also thought that we couldn’t start baling before May. So I think, I will be back the in May.

n the following pictures you can see some impressions of the region and the way out there. The landscape is very different to the landscape when going eastwards to California. Here it is dryer, and it looks more like the desert. I don’t know why, but when I see this kind of landscape I will be remembered to one of my favourite movies named “Convoy” with Chris Kristofferson.
I looked out the whole time for that nice black Mack with this small rubber duck on the hood.

In the valley there is a complete different landscape again. You could see farmland and cattle, and everything is a little bit “greener” than the Tumbleweed and bushes along the Highway before.

Here you can see the nice bright colours of the Krone products in front of the pale looking mountains with a little bit of snow.
Here you can see our dealer in the Smith Valley Area.

It is also very interesting for me to see such a typical dealer outside the big cities and of course not in Germany. There were many interesting machines standing outside the shop, some of them I've never seen before.

New and old, unused and used are standing side by side. Some of them will never go to work again, but they are still used to get spare parts. In the shop you can find everything you need, and it's also possible to by single parts like bolts or nuts. It was a very interesting trip for me, and I’m looking forward to come back to demonstrate our HDP baler here.
On the way back we just bought some stuff for the trailer, so that I can complete it this week too. I have to attach some cabinets for tools and spare parts. We also decided to put some linoleum onto the floor so that it is easier to clean it, even when grease or oil comes onto the floor. So I have enough work to do this week.

Regards Niklas
At least a photo I have made this morning. I think, it looked fantastic, when the sun comes over the mountains every minute.

Roadshow 2010 - Here we are!


This is the english version of my Blog about our JCB / Krone BiG Pack 1290 HDP Roadshow 2010. On this site I will tell you many important and interesting things I will experience while driving through eight States of the USA with a JCB 8250 and the Krone big baler BiG Pack 1290 HDP. On this map you can see the planned route of the BiG Pack Roadshow.

You will ask you, why we do all this. The answer is very easy. We want to show you our HDP big baler, the first baler in the world that can put as much material in a 3 x 4 ft bale as you normally have in a 4 x 4 ft bale. That implies, with the Krone High Density Press (HDP) we have 25% more material and weight in our 3’ x 4’ bales. That saves you a lot of money. At the end of the day you have 25% less bales on your field, on the truck and in your stock, but the same Amount of tons. Fewer bales to handle, truck and store.

Here you can see some pictures of the tractor and the baler.

And of course some words about me, who will run the whole tour. I’m 27 years old, from Germany and now it’s my third year for Krone. The last two years I worked with sales promotion in Spelle, Germany, where the head offices of Krone are located, and where we build all the Krone machines. Before I worked for Krone I had studied agriculture science in Kiel in the north of Germany.

I’m now in our office in Reno and at the moment I’m still waiting, that the crop down in southern California is ready to be baled. But I also have a lot of work to do to get everything fixed in the trailer, to get all the stuff together I will need in the next eight months. Next week I will go down to Imperial Valley to see what’s going on there.

So far