For Shuck’s Sake: Windshield Break is a Corny Story

A John Deere tractor came to Wright Implement in Glasgow, Ky., after the tornado that struck Madisonville in December. Replacing the windshield in the tractor was like any other glass job for the company, but it’s what was lodged in the windshield that was different.

A corncob had blown right into the windshield. “I was like ‘man, that’s something you don’t see every day,’” says Ken Branstetter, a sales agent for Wright who took photos of the windshield and shared them online. The photos soon went viral. “That kind of stopped me,” he says of when he walked into the shop and saw the corncob. 

Service technicians replaced a lot of parts in the tractor that was in the tornado, including the back window.

“The shuck wasn’t on it, but the kernels were still on it,” Branstetter says.

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