Figure 1: A Combine Harvester working in a crop of maize

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Figure 2: Combine harvester working in a crop of barley

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Figure 3 and 4: A small Massey Ferguson combine (left) and a large Massey Ferguson combine(right)

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Small Massey Ferguson Combine

Output: Over 1 ha per hour Cutting Table

  • 2.5 metres or
  • 3.0 metres

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Large Massey Ferguson Combine

Output: Up to 8 tons per hour

Cutting Table

  • 3 metres
  • 3.6 metres
  • 4.2 metres
  • 4.8 metres


Figure 5: Groundnut Combine

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Groundnuts are normally lifted and left in rows to dry out to 10% moisture for storing or 25% moisture for further mechanical drying. The combine then picks, cleans stems and collects the nuts into a collector tank or bags, moving at a rate of 3 – 7 km per hour.

Figure 6 and 7: A tractor drawn harvester(left) and a tractor drawn forage harvester (right)

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Figure 8 and 9: Hand operated maize sheller (left) and a grain thresher (right)

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The hand powered sheller will produce up to 1 ton of shelled maize an hour, graded into 2 grades by the size of grain.

This thresher is driven by a 3 – 4 h.p. petrol or electric motor. It will thresh from 200 1800 kg of grain an hour, depending on the type of crop. It is suitable for the small cereals such as wheat, oats, barley, rice, millet, and all types of field beans.

Figure 10 and 11: A Complete Potato Harvester (left) and a Potato Digger (right)

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Figure 12: Manure Spreader

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