We’re in Western France, in Nantes. In eastern Brittany starts, the 2nd match day of the 2019 AGRITECHNICA Blogger League. The Manitou Match Day. 3 challenges are on the agenda. 3 tasks that have it all. And a very warm welcome to the 2019 AGRITECHNICA Blogger League. Germany’s most successful agricultural bloggers in direct competition. We’re going into the next round. The countdown is running…and off they go! In good weather under the French sun. So we have excellent conditions. Now let’s have a look at our bloggers; here’s a short introduction. Sebastian from Germany’s northern Eifel region. With over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. The man with the sunglasses. Christoph Kollmer. He has over 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. Florian concentrates entirely on Instagram. Over 80,000 subscribers – aka the Freshle. And of course Michel is also here once again. The man for agricultural videos of the very special kind. Here’s the current ranking after the first match day. That’s the overall ranking. Our bloggers are very close to each other. Michel is in the lead with 25 points, followed by Basti und Chris with 24 points each und Flo on fourth place with 23 points. And now let’s have a look at the first challenge. The task: Loading a lorry with grain. As cleanly and safely as possible. And that three times consecutively. Sebastian is the first to start. The oldest is once again the first. I drive at home often wheel loader while feeding. I hope this is an advantage for me now. I practiced for days at home. Also last night we prepared ourselves intensively with the one or the other schnapps, so that today we are a bit more sensitive when driving. Today I give everything and then it will be even better than last time. My motto: victory is everything! Let’s look at the starting phase. Sebastian guides the telescopic loader quickly and safely. A high ground clearance, outstanding pulling force and high hydraulic performance certainly make this telescopic loader a perfect assistant. It’s looking good. Florian is the second participant to enter the race. But he looses a lot of grain. That’s anything but clean work. Let’s see whether Christoph does any better. It looks good for the man from Bavaria. Unerring and very certain. His interim time: 19 seconds. Now it’s Michel’s turn. He sits very relaxed in the sound-insulated cab. Maybe he’s too relaxed. He’s a bit slower. Now let’s have a closer look at Christoph. He looses a little grain when driving in reverse. And also when loading. Michel does a better job. But: he also looses a lot of grain during loading. Clean work; that’s what counts in this challenge. What does Sebastian have to say
about his performance? Let’s listen in briefly on his interview. I guess that was not so bad. Definitely not the worst time (hopefully). I worked clean, but what was there before … that’s not mine. Pair of crumbs .. without it does not work! Florian does his job quite well. He speeds along and is the fastest up until now. But he doesn’t work really cleanly, either. What does he have to say for himself? Yes, I think I was fast, but not necessarily clean. I have missed a goal, but .. can happen. Christoph takes it a little easier and more cautiously. He works very slowly. It must say, that worked well. I do not know how the others see it, but I’ve lost relatively little grain. I always made the shovel pretty full and I did not push it. So everything went well in my opinion. Now we still have Michel. He’s not the fastest in this challenge. Nor the cleanest.
What’s the matter with him? We’re accustomed to better from Michel. I messed around a bit. I was a bit surprised by the power of the machine when driving in. That’s why the blades were too full from the start. So I would not load grain at home. Of course, at the end I had to take the risk and unload the last shovel completely. That was probably not quite enough. Now I have to catch up some points at straw loading. We’ll see how it works. OK, let’s look at the current lap times: Florian 2:15 minutes Sebastian 2:24 mintutes. Behind it is Christoph with 2:43 minutes. Clear distance. Michel in the end with 2: 45min he is the slowest. But of course, speed is not the only criterion for this challenge. And that’s why our star bloggers have to face the jury now. Christoph still acts confident of victory. But now he receives his score. Only 5 points for Christoph. Nevertheless, there’s applause. Who gets the seven points? They go to Michel and Florian. Both drove fast, but also worked very carelessly. That’s why they only receive 7 points. Sebastian is awarded 9 points. He drove fast and loaded cleanly. Congratulations. At the first challenge I act a little stupid. Let’s say careful, the pressure was probably a bit too high. I messed around a bit. If somebody on my farm were so messy, he probably would not stay there long. Second place! Great placement! I was hoping for that. I really like driving telescopic handlers. So I’m very happy with result. The first place would have been better, but But I grant the victory to the older gentleman. Age before beauty. Here’s a look at the overall standing. That’s how it looks after the first Challenge of Match Day 2 of the 2019 Blogger League. Sebastian is in the lead with 33 points. Michel behind with 32. Flo has 30 points and Christoph only 29 points after this first challenge on the second Match Day. That was the first challenge of the Manitou Match Day in France. We’ll return soon with Challenge No. 2. The 2019 AGRITECHNICA Blogger League 2019 – feel free to like, share and recommend. We’ll be back again for you very soon. Take care, whatever you do, wherever you are Until next time. Cheers!