The combine harvester was invented in the USA in 1835. The machine combined the three processes of reaping (Cutting the wheat or corn), threshing (Separating the grain from the stalk) and winnowing (Separating the grain from any chaff). It eventually revolutionised society by enormously reducing the amount of manual farm labour required to harvest crops.
This model is of a typical modern combine harvester. The "reel" which rotates at the front to gather in the wheat is driven by three chain drives from the rear wheels. The driver's cab is centrally located overlooking the reel so that they can get the best view of the harvesting operation.
Built : April 2019