Information You Need To Know About Combine Harvester

by Estes Concaves Estes Performance Concaves
Many crops like wheat, rye, and barley are not edible. We eat only the seeds at the top, known as grains. However, you cannot eat the dry coatings of these seeds, and therefore have to be removed. Earlier, people implemented manual techniques like threshing to harvest crops. But we can no longer rely on manual methods due to rising demand and technological advancements.

The modern time's invention of harvesting is a combined harvester. We will be discussing everything vital about this machine here.

What Are Combine Harvesters And Their Types?

Modern technology has made some drastic changes in the agricultural industry to meet the rising demand for food. The combine harvester is a primary invention here as it saves time and cost for farmers. As the name 'combine' suggests, it combines three chief harvesting operations, namely, reaping, threshing, and winnowing, in one process. Through this, harvesting crops becomes a single-time operational procedure. It reduces the cost of farming and also saves time. The business yields more products and thus higher profits. Three major types of combine harvesters are currently in use:


This is a wheeled machine made specially to work on hard soil. It is the standard machine used most commonly in India.


It is a combined harvester with tracks in place of wheels. They are helpful in the areas where the wheels will most probably get bogged down. It is helpful in harvesting rice.

Tractor Mounted

You can mount these combined harvesters by tractors that drive them to work. These are designed exclusively for lands with loose soil. An agricultural field with loose soil is difficult to harvest with a self-propelled combine harvester. Manual harvesting is impractical if the framed area is extensive. Tractor-mounted harvesters are a boon.

Operations Are Performed By A Combine Harvester

The basic functionality of a combine harvester is:

● A header located at the front collects the crops. An extensive head cuts the crops fast. It is hydraulically powered to move at various altitudes and angles.

● The crops then go to the cutter by a slowly rotating wheel known as a reel.

● The cutter is present below the reel. It cuts the crops at their base by mowing its fingers open and close repeatedly.

● The spinning screws move these cut crops to the center of the harvester.

● At the center, a threshing drum beats the crops to shake the grains away.

● You can gather the grains in a collecting tank through sieves.

● The unwanted chaff and stalks fall outside from the back of the combine.

What Are The Benefits Of A Combined Harvester?

● A combined harvester resolves the issue of finding enough experienced labor for work.

● Because of the migration from rural to urban areas, manpower is deficient in India. A combined harvester gets the work done more efficiently.

● Farmers get more products at a reduced cost.

● They work well on all terrains, such as dry and wet.

● You can also use the machine in the mountains by switching the header.


You can equip the combine harvester with many benefits as there is a boom in the agricultural industry. We hope you have all the information you need to know on the topic!

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