Wright’s Trucking LLC
About the Company
It was no surprise that Don Wright took an interest in the combining business as he followed the footsteps of his father, Joe Wright, who had built a 26’ pull type combine from a thrashing machine and two headers in the early 1920’s. After 12 years of use, the “homemade” combine became scrap iron to support the World War II scrap iron drive.
In 1947, Don started his journey in the custom cutting business with the purchase of an Oliver model 30 pull type. He crossed the state line into northeastern Colorado to do his first custom cutting job. In 1952, the pull type combine was traded in for the new model 33 Oliver self-propelled combine. With a dry spring, Don and a few others decided to work their way south into Oklahoma and cut their way back to help make their combine payments. Although the living accommodations were a bit rough as he started his life on the road, he cut a lot of wheat in relation to the breakdowns and size of equipment he was working with at the time.