Two partners, three combines, four countries: Courage, experience and a little bit of luck

Harvesting duo Reiner Auinger and Andreas Bach have been operating combines for more than half their lives. Having taken over a contracting business, the two men are now working in four different countries

by Sonke Schulz

17 Jan 2021

The farm machinery bug often catches people at an early age. Take friends Reiner Auinger and Andreas Bach, for instance. In their Bavarian hometown of Theilenhofen, as youngsters they'd regularly visit a local contractor who operated up to 10 combines at the peak of harvest. Impressed by their enthusiasm, the owner trained the two on how to drive a harvester.