What is A Combine Used for?

Friends who are not familiar with the combine harvester usually have doubts about the usage of a combine. What is a combine used for? Today let me give you a detailed explanation of this doubt.

Combines Are Used for Rice, Wheat, Beans, And Maize

Combines are used for harvesting rice, and we call this kind of combine a rice combine harvester. Usually, a rice combine harvester can also be used to harvest wheat because the grain size and moisture content of rice and wheat are very similar. However, people usually use rubber track-type rice combine harvester for harvesting rice because rice grows in watery and muddy land. For wheat harvesting, both rubber track type and wheel type harvesters can be used because wheat usually grows in dry soil.

Combines Are Used for Rice
Combines Are Used for Rice

Combines are used for harvesting soybean, peas, and maize too. We call this type of combine soybean or pea or bean or maize combine harvester. Many manufacturers have the multi-purpose combine which can apply to rice with a rice cutter head, and maize with a maize cutter head. This kind of combine is very popular because people can reap two kinds of crops but only buy one machine. All they need to do is to replace the maize cutter sieve.

However our engineers don’t recommend customers to buy a such machine, because superficially, customers save one machine cost by doing so, but in reality, a combine, if being used from two different crops, will have to adapt to two different crops and will shorten the service life of a combine. And customers have to be professional in installing and commissioning different cutter heads, which is difficult for farmers who don’t have enough knowledge in this aspect.

Corn Harvester

According to the growth, yield, dryness, and wetness of the rice, and the dryness of the paddy field, control the forward speed of the harvester to make the harvester work at full load as much as possible to improve the operation efficiency.

If the rice is growing well and the yield is high, the harvester can work slower. If the paddy field is dry and hard, the work speed can be faster when harvesting.

To sum up, the grain combine harvester is mainly used for the combined harvest of wheat crops and can complete the operations of cutting, threshing, separation, and cleaning at one time in the field.

When it is used for segmented harvesting, a collector is installed on the harvesting table, which can pick up the dried grain slivers and complete operations such as threshing, separation, and cleaning. Cereal crops such as rice, corn, soybeans, millet, and sorghum can be harvested when additional attachments (such as soybean low-cutting devices, etc.) are added to the grain combine harvester, or after appropriate modifications and adjustments.

Combines Are Used for Sugarcane

The main structure of the whole stalk-type sugarcane combine harvester includes a cutting tip mechanism, a cane supporter, a cutter, a leaf stripping device, and a stacking device. When the harvester is working, the tip collecting rod guides the cane tip into the cutting disc knife for cutting, and the cut cane tip is thrown to the ground that has been collected by the tipping wheel.

The spiral cane supporter installed on both sides of the feeding inlet of the header separates and lifts the staggering sugarcane, and pushes the cane stalk to push the sugarcane entering the feeding inlet obliquely, and then it is cut off by the bottom disc cutter.

Full Automatic Sugarcane Combine Harvester

The sugarcane whose base is supported on the cutter head and inclined forward is forced to be fed to the defoliation device under the action of the feeding wheel and the lifting wheel. Under the action of 4 leaf stripping rollers, the stalks are transported backward while stripping leaves.

In order to control the stripping rate, the speed limiter is used to control the feeding speed of the stalks. The peeled cane leaves and debris are thrown out of the machine by the row impeller. After the leaves are peeled off, the stalks are sent to the cane collecting box by the conveying wheel, and after a certain level of loading, the sugarcane in the box can be unloaded to the ground.

Combines Are Used for Increasing Profit

Now large-scale combine harvesters harvest wheat, and the efficiency is quite high, a large-scale combine harvester can harvest 25 acres of wheat a day, and the wheat can be directly dried and stored in the warehouse after purchase.

Harvesting wheat manually is quite inefficient, and it is also the most tiring farm work in rural areas. A person can work fast in a day, but he can only harvest more than one acre of land.

After manual harvesting, there is still a lot of follow-up work, including bundling, transportation, threshing, etc., which takes up a lot of manpower and time, which is time-consuming and labor-intensive.

Roughly calculated, the work efficiency of a harvester is equivalent to 150 times the work efficiency of a farmer.

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