In Eastern Washington, harvest starts in early July in the driest areas and can continue through September 15.
Small grain trucks were once used to move wheat from field to storage, but with today's largers farms, it is now a common sight to see tractor trailers being loaded in fields.
Bank-out wagons have also become ubiquitous. Pulled by tractors, bank-out wagons hold 1,000 or more bushels of grain which is about three times or more the capacity of a combine’s grain tank. Instead of stopping a combine to load a truck, bank-out wagons carry their precious cargo between the combine and trucks, making the process more efficient and therefore less costly.