How to Choose a Suitable Combine Harvester?

Combine harvester is widely used in the agriculture industry, with the process of agriculture mechanization, more and more combine harvesters are used by farmers to improve efficiency and yield.

Combine harvester is widely used in the agriculture industry, with the process of agriculture mechanization, more and more combine harvesters are used by farmers to improve efficiency and yield.

In this blog, we will discuss how to select a suitable combine harvester.

The first thing to select a suitable combine harvester is to figure out what crops you will harvest.

In general, harvesting different crops need different harvester. For example, you cannot use the same harvester equipment to do paddy or maize together. Because the crops size and field condition is different. Therefore, you need to select the right harvester to harvest the right crops.

In this blog, we will talk about the suitable harvester to do paddy (rice), Wheat, and Maize (Corn).

How to Choose a Suitable Paddy/Rice Combine Harvester?

To harvest paddy, there are two types of harvester models, crawler (track) type and wheel type.

4LZ-6.0 Rice Combine Harvester
Crawler/track-type combine harvester
Wheel type combine harvester
Wheel type combine harvester

To choose which model is more suitable for harvesting paddy/rice, we need to match it with the land conditions first. If the paddy field is dry land and the size is large, then wheel type harvester will be more suitable, as the working speed is faster and the cutter width is wider.

On the contrary, if the paddy field is wet and small, a crawler/track-type combine harvester will be more suitable, due to wheel type combine harvester cannot work on it as the machine is too heavy to move on the muddy land, and there is a large possibility to stuck into the field during working.

combine harvester stuck on field
combine harvester stuck on the field

To choose a suitable crawler-type combine harvester for rice harvesting, many factors need to be considered, such as straw length, field size and paddy mud depth and etc.

If farmers need to keep the straw after harvesting, then they need to choose a half-feeding rice combine harvester. This type of machine, can keep the straw after harvesting, which allows farmers to feed the animals.

808G Half Feed Combine Harvester
808G Half Feed Combine Harvester

Moreover, a half-feeding combine harvester can equip with a straw binder that can stand binding the straw automatically after harvesting, which allows farmers to easily collect straws from the field.

On contrary, If you do not need straws and need a lower-price harvester machine, a full-feeding rice combine harvester would be a suitable choice for you.

4LZ-5.0 Rice Harvester Left Front Photo
Full-feeding rice combine harvester

Full-feeding harvester feeds paddy fully from the field, and it will cut the straw into small pieces after harvesting. Since it feeds everything during work, the working efficiency will be faster than a half-feeding machine. In that case, if you wish to do the harvesting job faster and do not need to keep the straw, a fell-feeding combine harvester will be the best choice for you.

In addition, there are many small fields where big-size combine harvester can not drive in, therefore small/mini-size combine harvester is developed to work in mountains or terraces.

Small/mini size combine harvester
Small/mini size combine harvester

The small/mini-size combine harvester allows swift movement among narrow areas such as terraces or mountain places. Since the size and engine power are much smaller than another combine harvester, the working efficiency, as well as price, is much lower than other harvesters.

How to Choose a Suitable Wheat Combine Harvester?

For wheat harvesting, normally paddy/rice combine harvester can do wheat also. However, since the wheat field is dry land, and the land size is large and neat, the wheel-type combine harvester is more suitable for the wheat harvester, because the wheel-type harvester can work faster and can harvest more crops at one time.

Wheat combine harvester
Wheat combine harvester

The feeding capacity of a wheat harvester is bigger than a crawler harvester, as it can equip a wider cutter header and large tire. The bigger size of the harvester the higher the working efficiency it has. If your farmland is large and dry, the wheat harvester is the most suitable combine harvester if you have enough budget.

How to Choose a Suitable Corn/Maize Combine Harvester?

Choosing a suitable corn combine harvester, firstly you need to identify whether you need corn cob or not. If you need to harvest corn cob, the harvester needs to use a corn cob cutter head.

Corn cob combine harvester
Corn cob combine harvester
Corn combine harvester
Corn combine harvester

If you need to harvest corn without keeping the corn cob, then you can choose a corn harvester. There are two types of corn harvesters, one wheel-type corn harvester, and another a crawler/track-type combine harvester. Normally, a wheel corn harvester is suitable for large maize fields which allows larger size machines to work on it. While crawler corn combine harvester is suitable for a small size field, and it requires the machine can turning more flexibly during fielding moving. So, to choose a suitable corn combine harvester, you need to based on your field condition.

Wheel type corn combine harvester
Wheel type corn combine harvester
Corn combine harvester
Corn combine harvester

Choosing a suitable crawler/track-type combine harvester, depends on your demand and budget. There are two types of corn cutter heads for crawler/track harvesters, one is plain corn cutter heads, another one is a professional corn cutter heads.

Plain corn cutter head
Plain corn cutter head
Professional corn cutter head
Professional corn cutter head

In general, choosing a suitable combine harvester, firstly you need to figure out what crops you need to harvest, and after that, you need to choose the suitable harvester based on your field condition and budget.

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