My name is Adam James; I live on a rural property near Tamworth NSW with my wife Michele. I have a farming background, growing up on a mixed cropping farm near Wagga Wagga NSW. I have a good knowledge of most farming practices, dry land and irrigated. Livestock husbandry, hay/grain production and I have just come back from driving modern headers, harvesting barley, wheat, canola and oats for the WA wheat harvest. Skills I have a good knowledge of machinery operation GPS functions and maintenance, welding – Stick, Mig and Tig, along with Plasma cutting. I have a building trade background, current MC Licence, OHS White card and Chem Cert. I also have past experience carting grain, fertilizer and livestock. My past heavy machinery operation and maintenance experience also includes remote Drilling rig operation. Fencing, yard building and livestock handling / husbandry/ management are also part of my skill set. Machinery Operation Examples Tractors Case Magnum 290 Case Steiger 9370 John Deere 9200 etc. Headers Case 2366, 2388, 7088, 2166 ect John Deere 9650 – tin fronts & draper fronts New Holland CR8.90 2018 model with chaff cart (5000ac – 2018 season) Air Seeders Flexicoil John Deere 1830 Gason 5100 etc. Miller self-propelled sprayers Golden Acre trailed sprayers etc.
Adam was operating a harvester for us last season. We had about 3500 ha to harvest. He was a good employee. He looked after the gear really well. He is a good operator. He had prior experience so he just had to get used to our gear which was fine. He's really handy on the welder. He was a good communicator and if ever there was anything wrong he was straight on to it.