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3 Types of Harvesters Every Farmer Should Know

Harvesting season is critical for Indian farmers who cultivate a variety of grains on their farm fields regularly. They can either choose to harvest their fields on their own by manually doing it or they can use a harvester to make it easy.

Shruti Kandwal
Indian farmers can save time and money by using the harvester, often known as a combine harvester.
Indian farmers can save time and money by using the harvester, often known as a combine harvester.

Manual harvesting, which involves reaping or cutting, threshing, or separating grains from the chaff, can be difficult and time-consuming. Since fragile crops can accidentally be neglected and crushed, enough caution must be taken when collecting crops. As farmers have to labor even in bad weather, extended hours spent in the field have consequences.

With the help of equipment, harvesting can be done more efficiently, less physically challenging, and more productively.

What is a Harvesting Machine?

Harvesters, commonly referred to as "harvesting machines," are mechanical tools or agricultural equipment that help farmers remove ripened or mature crops from fields during harvesting seasons.

Uses of Harvester

Indian farmers can save time and money by using the harvester, often known as a combine harvester. Combine harvesters, which merge the three harvesting operations of reaping, threshing, and windrowing into a single machine, were created to solve the problems associated with traditional farming.

These agricultural tools, such as multi-crop harvesters, enable the labor- and time-saving collection of high-quality grains. Both small-scale and large-scale commercial farmers who wish to boost agricultural productivity while retaining their peace of mind might benefit from it.

What benefits of a harvesting machine?

High selling margins: Harvested grains are of a high grade, allowing for the best possible market pricing based on quality.

Less-time Consuming: Large farmlands can be quickly harvested with the use of harvesters.

Less labor cost: The use of harvesters reduces the amount of physical labor required, which reduces labor expenses, which can be quite high during harvesting season.

No risk of crop damage: Because traditional harvesting would not take into account how fragile some crops can be and would require some cautious handling, many crops would be harmed or crushed. Modern multi-crop harvesters, on the other hand, are carefully made to handle such delicate crops without crushing and destroying them.

Profitable farming is guaranteed: Harvesters increase production and farming yield while enhancing farming effectiveness and efficiency.

Types of Combine Harvesters:

Combination harvesters, often known as harvesting machines, are divided into three categories. The three most common categories of combined harvesters are as follows:

  • Control Combine Harvesters or Tractor Drawn Harvesters

  • Self-propelled combine harvesters

  • Track combine harvesters

Control Combine Harvesters or Tractor Drawn Harvesters

Combination harvesters that are mounted on tractor vehicles are also referred to as control combine harvesters since they lack the power and wheels necessary to operate on their own.

Self-Propelled Combine Harvesters

Self-propelled combine harvesters are frequently used in farm areas. This wheeled combine is perfect for farm areas with hard soil since it has self-propelled machinery and does not require tractor assistance. Additionally, there are two categories that these self-propelled combination harvesters fall under:

  • Self-propelled conventional combine harvesters

  • Rotary or Axial Flow Combine Harvesters

Track Combine Harvesters

Combine harvesters having tracks instead of wheels are referred to as track combine harvesters.

They feature a strong chassis composed of strong drivers, a robust chassis, and an Eton pump, and they have high ground clearance. It is therefore perfect for use in wetlands where harvesters with wheels may become stuck.

Indian farmers uncover more beneficial ways to raise farm output while reducing expenses as agriculture and technology develop. The creation of several types of harvesters, which help with crop reaping and collection during harvest season with better ease, efficacy, and speed, is one of the most important innovations.

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