The project: Replace the old roll tarp on the grain trailer that had developed a sizable tear from age and use. For those maybe unfamiliar, this tarp or cover is very important as it can be rolled over the top of the trailer for rain protection. If you are lucky it will never rain during wheat harvest (we are rarely that lucky) so some way of protecting that freshly harvested grain is a must. Excess rain or moisture promotes rot and germination, not to mention a dockage at the grain elevator. (Dockage is the percent of non-wheat or foreign matter within the load, thus reducing the total value of the load)
Below are the steps taken to replace the old roll tarp with a brand new one. The 98 degree weather did not make it much easier. At least there was no wind.